Vocal Studies for the Primary Classroom

Course code MUSI2016
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course aims at providing students with the skills to organise and implement vocal/choral programs suited to the primary school context, with an emphasis on establishing primary choirs. Vocal training techniques, selection and adaptation of appropriate repertoire and conducting skills will be the focus of the course.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Skills in the selection and adaptation of suitable repertoire.

2. Effective conducting techniques.

3. Appropriate vocal techniques.

4. Part singing in choral groups.

5. Organisational skills for primary school choral groups.


The course will involve workshops where students will be given musical concepts and practical hands on experience in vocal techniques as well as leading and conducting choral groups.


This course is not available to students in the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts programs.

Students enrolled in the programs Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music, are not permitted to enrol in this course if already enrolled as a vocal major student.

Assumed Knowledge

AART1010 Foundation in Creative Arts (Music strand)

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assessment 1 - Song selection from ABC Sing 2009

Written Assignment: Assessment 2 - Resource Material

Practical Demonstration: Assessment 3 - Teach/Conduct Ability Demonstration

Practical Demonstration: Assessment 4 - Unison song

Contact Hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term