Details for Music Performance

This subject is highly practical, involving constructive peer feedback and weekly in-class concerts.  Students will perform solo and in ensembles, across a wide range of genres.  Focus will also be given to key performance techniques including audience perception, performance stress, and holistic preparation.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MUS230
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Awards offering Music Performance

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit provides an introduction to Biblical and Theological foundations of worship alongside an examination of contemporary Christian expressions of worship.


  1. Appraise musical performances;
  2. Diagnose an audience’s engagement with and appreciation of performances;
  3. Organise effective performance preparations and rehearsals;
  4. Employ appropriate exercises to extend technique ;
  5. Prepare and perform pieces that extend student’s repertoire.

Subject Content

  • The nature of performing, and the performer
  • Evaluating performances
    • Criteria
    • Biases
    • 360 degree
  • Performance craft
  • Performance preparation
    • Choosing repertoire
    • Rehearsing
    • Time-frame
  • Performance organisation
    • Pre and post
    • Communication
    • Logistics
    • People/Relationships
  • Negotiating, contracts, and invoicing
  • Lessons, mentors, and peers

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Performance Reviews (35%)
  • Rehearsals (15%)
  • Performance(s) (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided