Collaborative Music Making 1

Course code MUSI1461Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

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.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will demonstrate:

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.
Content1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops
2. Improvisation class
Replacing Course(s)MUSI1401
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeThere is no assumed knowledge for the course other than the entry requirements for the program (i.e. audition and minimum academic standard).
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Rehearsals, performances and workshops - 60%

This first component (40%) is for contribution to Rehearsals, performances and workshops in which each student will be assessed on participation in only one ensemble (determined at the commencement of semester). If the students is contributing in multiple roles within their assessed ensemble (e.g. performance and composition/production), the participation mark will be apportioned 50/50. The second component (20%) will be the ensemble director's mark.
Other: (please specify)Improvisation Class - 40%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI1461