MUSA150-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Music in Aotearoa New Zealand

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017


A broad-genre approach to the history of music in and of Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular emphasis on socio-musicological developments since World War II. The course includes an exploration of notions of cultural identity, musical identity, sound and place.

Students will attend lectures and tutorials, and receive feedback from the tutor(s) through online wikis.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will have developed:
*  knowledge of a broad range of New Zealand music in various styles;
*  recognition of New Zealand musical artists and works from a range of genres and the ability to discuss some musical aspects of those works and relate them to the broader contexts of New Zealand culture and society; understanding of notions of cultural identity, sound and place;
*  knowledge of socio-musicological developments in New Zealand music since World War II.


Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 A7 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A7 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:
*  24 hours attending lectures
*  12 hours attending tutorials
*  15 hours writing essay
*  20 hours preparing for listening test
*  25 hours writing review assignment
*  30 hours preparing and writing research assignment
*  24 hours self-directed study

Course Coordinator

Glenda Keam


Glenda Keam and Mark Menzies


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 08 Aug 2017 20%
Review Assignment 12 Sep 2017 25%
Listening Test 03 Oct 2017 30%
Interview/Research Assignment 20 Oct 2017 25%

Assessments are due on the specified date.  For all assessments except the test, you should submit a hard copy to the assignment drop-box in the School of Music foyer, with a signed and completed School of Music assignment cover sheet attached.


Use of Technology

This course assumes that you have sufficient information and technology skills to confidently use a computer to access material for your course.  Your written work will be handwritten and submitted in class time.

You will be required to access our learning management system – LEARN – and to become familiar with its tools.  LEARN provides easily-accessible information about the course and assessments, topics and deadlines, and supports the learning you will gain from attending all lectures and tutorials.  For help using LEARN, refer to:

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

The following shows how to translate grades to numerical scores:

A+  90–100;    A   85–89;    A-  80–84;    B+   75–79;    B 70–74;    B-   65–69;     C+  60–64;     C  55–59;     C- 50–54;     D  40–49;   E  0–39
In a course at 100- or 200-level examiners may grant restricted credit (R) which will be equivalent to a pass for all purposes except as a prerequisite.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $817.00

International fee $3,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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