The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This course provides students with opportunities to develop expert skills in music performance. Students will develop performance skills in both solo and ensemble contexts. Students will also explore the various ways music is disseminated and promoted in the music industry including live performance and online distribution. 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 expert control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation

2. Apply expert musicianship through performance

3. Create a music industry promotion and engagement project

4. Work effectively in a team within a creative context


Topics will include:

  • Expert control of technique
  • Expert musical expression
  • Extending your musical style
  • Live performance and the music industry

Student projects may involve work integrated or research integrated learning opportunities; projects that involve external stakeholders; group / collaborative projects; speculative or more theoretically oriented projects; professionally oriented projects; projects based on competition or award briefs.


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


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Blog or Wiki Documenting Music Industry Promotion and Engagement Project 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 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks


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