Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course provides students with opportunities to develop foundational skills in music performance. Students will develop performance skills in both solo and ensemble contexts. Students may explore any music style or genre including contemporary, popular, classical, jazz and folk/world music.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Perform technical work, demonstrating control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation.

2. Apply foundational musicianship through performance.

3. Review a live performance event.

4. Work effectively in a team within a creative context.


Topics will include –

  • Foundational control of technique
  • Foundational musical expression
  • Developing your musical style
  • Creative thinking through improvisation


To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Music (10646, 40045, 40206) or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts (10910, 40120, 40207) or Bachelor of Creative Industries (40041) program.

Assessment items

Professional Task: Concert Review - 25%

Practical Demonstration: Performance Techniques - 35%

Performance: Collaborative Performance - 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.