Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Introduction to Music PerformanceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101525.2

Discipline: MUSIC

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Brendan Smyly


Assumed Knowledge
Bachelor of Music students to undertake audition/interview. On entry into this unit students need to demonstrate that they can perform music at an equivalent level of the audition standard.


Equivalent Units
101088 - Music Performance 1: Introduction to Performance

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2018 this unit replaced by 102553 - Music Performance 1. In this unit, students will expand their performance skills through workshops involving rehearsal and performance. They will be taught how to improvise in a variety of musical styles and, in large and small group combinations, they will learn the art of spontaneous music-making. They will compose a substantial piece in collaboration with each other. Through a series of lectures, students will be introduced to various approaches to improvisation and other modes of musical performance from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The lectures will draw on the repertoires of popular, experimental, Western and non-Western musics. Students will undertake a written and analytical task to contextualise the material from lectures and workshops

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students with portable musical instruments (guitars, woodwind instruments, brass instruments, etc) are required to bring them to this unit as well as their own music.


Courses
1659.2Bachelor of MusicCONTINUING




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