MUSA190-17W (C) Whole Year 2017

Chamber Choir 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 3 March 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 September 2017


This course develops sophisticated choral singing skills, good rehearsal techniques and discipline, and diction in English and other languages. Public performances are a part of this course.

The aim of the course is to equip you with the skills required of choral singers through a range of repertoire.  There will be weekly rehearsals, and performances scheduled throughout the year.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will be able to:
*  sing a vocal line accompanied;
*  pronounce simple texts correctly;
*  sight sing basic music with an accompaniment;
*  attend rehearsals regularly and punctually;
*  show commitment and team work throughout the year;
*  focus during rehearsals by marking scores.


Entry by audition, approval of the Head of School.


MUSI 192

Timetable Note

Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated approximately as follows:
*  100 hours attending
*  15 hours attending performances
*  18 hours for own practice
*  17 hours for writing learning logs

Course Coordinator

Mark Menzies


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Singing Test 1 26 May 2016 35%
Singing Test 2 20 Oct 2016 35%
Commitment 20 Oct 2016 30%

Semester 1 Singing Test  (15 minute time-slot between 4.00 and 6.15 pm)
You will be required to:
*  Perform 4 basic extracts from 'Consortia's' Semester 1 repertoire (20%)
*  Pronounce the text correctly (7.5%)
*  Sight-sing basic music accompanied (7.5%)

Semester 2 Singing Test (15 minute time-slot between 4.00 and 6.00 pm)
You will be required to:
*  Perform 4 basic extracts from 'Consortia's' Semester 2 repertoire (20%)
*  Pronounce the text correctly (7.5%)
*  Sight-sing basic music accompanied (7.5%)

In 500 words, you are to summarise your attendance, commitment, team work, focus and learning throughout the year.  While this summary won't be assessed, its content will be used to award a grade for these aspects in conjunction with the lecturer's assessment.

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.

A pass is 50 marks and over.

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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  • MUSA190-17W (C) Whole Year 2017