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This occurrence is not offered in 2022
This course will enable students to develop aural and notation skills in complex rhythmic, melodic and harmonic processes and skills in music analysis techniques including the analysis of orchestral scores. Students will also learn to conduct from a four-part score and/or perform a simple keyboard reduction from an orchestral score.
This is the culmination of the four-course sequence in musicianship and music theory. MUSA201 focuses in particular on hearing and analysing musical form, on expressing that understanding in conducting, on jazz harmony, and on post-tonal musical techniques. Students who complete this course will be able to conduct an instrumental or vocal ensemble, recognise and appreciate common musical forms both with and without the score, and create their own jazz arrangement of a standard.
Students who pass this course will:Be able to analyse musical works both aurally and by study of the score;Be able to discern common forms, including binary, ternary, sonata, and rondo forms;Be able to conduct from vocal and chamber-music scores;Have a comprehensive understanding of chromatic harmony;Be able to recognise key elements of post-tonal harmony;and have further developed the following transferable skills:The ability to see patterns in complex information;The ability to transfer information from one dimension to another (e.g. from sight to sound and from sound to sight);An understanding of how symbol systems (e.g. music notation) can be used to build large comprehensive structures (e.g. complete musical works);Self-organization, time management, the meeting of deadlines and —through the individual tests—performance under pressure.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:24 hours attending lectures (including tests)12 hours attending tutorials (including assessments)6 hours attending “musicianship skills” class20 hours preparing for the individual assessments30 hours completing the analysis assignments58 hours self-directed study
Domestic fee $892.00
International fee $4,313.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts