Available in 2017

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning outcomes

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

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



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