Collaborative Music Making 1

Course code MUSI1461
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This is a practical course in music performance and presentation in collaborative settings. These settings include performances in large and small ensembles (for example orchestra, big band and choir), as well contemporary combinations such as jazz, laptop ensembles and pop bands. It consists of rehearsals and performances in a range of ensembles involving collaborative engagement with other performers, composers and creative producers, as well as the development of skills in improvisational approaches to music. Works performed are selected from a wide variety of musical styles and repertoires.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. The ability to perform in collaborative contexts at an introductory level.

2. Professional attitude including punctuality, attendance, preparedness, rehearsal technique and commitment at all rehearsals and performances.

3. Understanding of the process of rehearsal and preparation for a performance.

4. The ability to improvise.

5. Understanding of the various roles in musical collaborations.


  1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops
  2. Improvisation class

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI1401. Students who have successfully completed MUSI1401 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI1461.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music and associated combined degree programs.

Assumed Knowledge

There is no assumed knowledge for the course other than the entry requirements for the program (i.e. audition and minimum academic standard).

Assessment Items

Performance: Assessment 2 Performance - Group (ensemble) and Individual Participation

Practical Demonstration: Individual and Group Improvisation

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Rehearsals, performances and workshops: 2 hours per week (average) + students are expected to make themselves available for performances Improvisation class: 1 hour per week