NZSM 431

Approaches to the Study of Music

Advanced study in the historical development of musicology as a discipline, considering a variety of methodologies and approaches that may be applied to advanced study in music. 2014 Offering: We investigate the relationship between musicology and ethnomusicology, performance, and composition, and develop an awareness of the cross-fertilisations and tensions that exist between musicology and other academic disciplines, such as literary studies. Topics examined include: the applications of feminist and queer theory; approaches to performance studies; the role of nationalism and race; the role of analysis; historiography and reception. Through an examination of these and other issues, students are encouraged to develop a critical (self) awareness that will enable them to develop, contextualise, and question their own approach to music in their academic studies more broadly. Co-taught with MUSC 344.

Taught by the School of New Zealand School of Music, part of the Faculty of New Zealand School of Music

30 points

MUSC 164 or 166, and one of MUSC 220-259;
One of MUSC 320-359, or one of NZSM 430-479, or permission from the Head of School;
MUSC 344, NZSM 344.

Tuition fees


CRN 13790Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Inge Van Rij.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 11:50
    School of Music Music209

Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 11:50
    School of Music Music209