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Music referencing guide: Introduction

Music referencing styles used in the UWA School of Music

Why is referencing important?

Referencing or citing your sources is an important part of academic writing. It lets you acknowledge the ideas or words of others if you use them in your work and helps avoid plagiarism.

Referencing also demonstrates that you've read relevant backgound literature and you can provide authority for statements you make in your assignments.

Referencing styles used by students and staff in the UWA School of Music

Always check your unit outline for the Referencing Style you are required to use.  The most common styles used by students and staff in the UWA School of Music are:

  • Musicology: ('short-title system') 
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music Psychology and Music Education: ('APA style')   

What referencing style do I use?

Musicology:

  • MUSC1310: Communication Skills in Music
  • MUSC1982: Music Ensemble 2
  • MUSC2331: Western Art Music 1 (Renaissance & Baroque)
  • MUSC2332: Western Art Music 2 (Classical & Romantic)
  • MUSC2981: Music Ensemble 3
  • MUSC2982: Music Ensemble 4
  • MUSC3331: Western Art Music 3 (Twentieth Century)
  • MUSC3332: Drama Through Music: Studies in Opera
  • MUSC3333: Music, Aesthetics and Criticism
  • MUSC3334: Soundscapes of Australia
  • MUSC3521: Digital Audio
  • MUSC3522: Music Analysis in Theory and Practice
  • MUSC3543: Advanced Ensemble
  • MUSC3544: Topics in Performance Practice

Ethnomusicology:

  • MUSC1310: Communication Skills in Music
  • MUSC1350: Popular Music in Global Perspective
  • MUSC2350: Music in World Cultures
  • MUSC2981: Music Ensemble 3
  • MUSC2982: Music Ensemble 4
  • MUSC3351: Gongs, Punks and Shadow Plays
  • MUSC3352: Music, Identity and Place
  • MUSC5942: Music as a Social Science B

Music Psychology and Music Education:

  • MUSC1981: Music Ensemble 1
  • MUSC2550: Music and Science
  • MUSC2981: Music Ensemble 3
  • MUSC2982: Music Ensemble 4
  • MUSC3353: Music in the Community
  • MUSC3354: Music, Mind and Medicine
  • MUSC3560: Music Education in Research and Practice
  • MUSC3601: Primary Music Curriculum and Ensemble Training 1
  • MUSC3602: Primary Music Curriculum and Ensemble Training 2
  • MUSC3611: Primary Music Teaching Practice 1
  • MUSC3612: Primary Music Teaching Practice 2
  • MUSC3701: Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy 1
  • MUSC3702: Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy 2
  • MUSC3711: Choral Pedagogy 1: Choir Leadership
  • MUSC3712: Choral Pedagogy 2: Choral Artistry
  • Masters of Music Practioner Studies units (except MUSC5942)