The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

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 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 6


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1