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MUM4120 - 20th and 21st Century Repertoire Studies

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Joel Crotty


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Clients will investigate the solo literature, composed in the 20th and 21st centuries, for their particular instrument (if MMus clients). The diversity of stylistic changes within this period will serve to enhance the study, and the set works act as examples in the debate on modernism-postmodernism, tonality and neo-tonality; romantic and neo-romantic, neo-classical and modernism and modernism and minimalism.


On successful completion of the unit, clients should have an understanding of the changes in music that occurred over the last century and an opportunity to develop a critical idiomatic approach to stylistic analysis


1. Critical essay (2,000 words): 30%;
2. 14 critical annotations (3,500 words): 30%;
3a. 7 lecture demonstrations: 10 minute delivery (2,200 words equivalent): 25%;
3b. 190 Word annotation for each lecture demonstration (1,300 words): 15%

Contact hours

2 hour seminars per week