BMus2

Welcome to Year 2 of the Bachelor of Music course.

Performance 2

Performance comprises of 3 sections solo, ensemble and choir.

Solo performance covers technical work, performance pieces, verbal introductions, stage craft, and performance programs.

  • Students are required to use excellent time management skills and drive to complete the set tasks.  Practice is not just up to tutors who suggest schedules it is also up to the students determination to pass at a high standard.

Ensemble requires a minimum of two performers 1 in which is the leader and is expected to demonstrate leadership skills. One piece per semester is expected.

Choir is compulsory for attending students participation is expected by all attendees at the Kooyong campus.  Distance students are to submit a vocal piece with a backing if they cannot find a local choir to participate in.  If a distance student joins a local choir then they have to video the performance for assessment.

Musicianship

Musicianship comprises of theory and aural development.

Students will complete theory worksheets, view live and recorded tutorials plus complete practice tests for aural development.

Exams are held each semester for theory and aural.

Aural development will have audio/video practice tests either provided on CD or DVD and this site.

Notation

Students will be studying Notational Software, MIDI, Synthesizers, and Electronic Music in the second year.  Written assignments and practical tasks are required to demonstrate learning is achieved.

Composition

Orchestration comprises of Composition, Arranging and Improvisation.

Students will create original compositions this year.

philosophy

Philosophy of Music

The set text is "A Philosophy of Musical Education: Bennet Reimer (Prentice Hall)

The following areas will require revision and each topic discussed related to music, or music education.  In addition to the Bennet Reimer chapters students are also to study the additional Lectures for the final examination.

History 2

History covers all the history periods and progresses through the ages in following years.

Students complete essays each semester and a final exam at the end of the year.