The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course provides students with opportunities to develop intermediate skills in music performance. Students will develop performance skills in both solo and ensemble contexts. Students will also learn skills in mixing live sound and microphone techniques. Students may explore any music style or genre including contemporary, popular, classical, jazz and folk/world music.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 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 intermediate musicianship through performance.

3. Perform technical live sound tasks.

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


Topics will include –

  • Intermediate control of technique
  • Intermediate musical expression
  • Extending your musical style
  • Live sound and microphone techniques


Students must be active in the Bachelor of Music [10646], [40045], [40206] or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts [10910], [40048], [40120] or [40207] programs.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI1461 Collaborative Music Making 1

Assessment items

Professional Task: Live Sound Task - 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