ATS1044 - Performance 1 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Robert Burke


Associate Professor Robert Burke

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Bachelor of Music single or double degree - Music performance or Ethnomusicology and musicology specialisations.





This unit develops fundamental music technical skills by studying technically-focused repertoire drawn from the literature of the student's principal instrument or voice. The choice of repertoire presented should prepare students to present music performance repertoire in ATS1045 Performance 2.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify fundamental conventions of instrumental/vocal technique;
  2. perform technical work, demonstrating control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation (if applicable);
  3. prepare technical work, etudes and instrumental/vocal literature;
  4. demonstrate musicianship through the phrasing, dynamic control and general expression in the relevant repertoire;
  5. perform competently in a chosen/approved music ensemble;
  6. demonstrate music listening skills through verbal critiques.


Within semester assessment: 40% + Exam: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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