Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The course offers the opportunity to pursue specialist study through elective areas. The electives covered are diverse allowing for the development of students' interests. Each elective affords students the opportunity to pursue research in the chosen discipline area.
The electives discuss relevant musical styles and composers, always placing the historical facts in context with the music itself. A first-hand knowledge of the sound of the music is developed, and where possible, live performances of works are presented in workshops, seminars and concerts at the Conservatorium. Each component places the music in historical context while undertaking studies of relevant important works.
The electives may include (but not be limited to) Performance Practice, Australian Music, Twentieth Century Music, Repertoire Studies or Composers World.
|Objectives||Music Research Studies is delivered through elective studies.
1.0 Course objectives include:
1.1 To develop advanced music research skills and strategies.
1.2 To develop music research through performance (dependant upon elective).
1.3 To develop presentation and delivery strategies for seminars.
1.4 To increase awareness of music research as it applies to practical music-making.
More specific objectives relate to individual electives. The following serves as illustration from two electives.
2.0 Objectives from possible electives:
2.1 Composer!|s World
2.1.1 To develop an understanding of the composers relationship to related schools and important centres.
2.1.2 To create an awareness of the place of the music with music of other periods and boundaries.
2.1.3 To understand the effects of musical and non-musical influences upon the composer.
2.1.4 To identify the place of the music in the era of composition.
2.1.5 To understand the relationship of the music to the arts.
2.1.6 To investigate the music and its structure.
2.1.7 To identify key elements of the composer!|s world in relation to the style of composition.
2.2 Performance Practice
2.2.1 To use concepts of the period to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of performing 17th and 18th century music.
2.2.2 To research into the changing construction, aesthetics and sound characteristics of instruments.
2.2.3 To study the relationship between technique and expressive aims of composers/ performers in a particular period.
2.2.4 To study notation and its relationship to performance.
2.2.5 To study the varied articulation not exactly fixed by notation.
|Content||Music Research Studies is delivered through elective studies. All electives pursue the expansion and development of music research methodology. The electives, by their very nature, contain different content.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Studies in Western Music 5 (MUSI 3601) OR Materials of Music 5 (MUSI 321) AND Musicology 5 (MUSI 341).|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|