Collaborative Music Making 1

Course code MUSI1461
Available in 2017
2016 Course Timetables


This is a practical course in music performance and presentation in collaborative settings. These settings include rehearsed performances and creative work though improvisation.

Works performed are selected from a wide variety of musical styles and repertoires. The course calls for a foundational level of critical reflection on rehearsals and creative practice, including collaborative challenges, the rehearsal process and creative thinking through improvisation


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Perform in collaborative contexts at an introductory level.

2. Demonstrate a professional attitude to the requirements of rehearsals and performances.

3. Communicate a foundational level understanding of collaborative roles and processes through critical reflective practice

4. Think creatively and listen critically in an improvisatory setting

5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the various roles in musical collaborations


1.Collaborative experiences through rehearsals, performances and workshops2.Improvised exercises in music making 


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 Performance - Group (ensemble) and Individual Participation

Practical Demonstration: Individual and Group Improvisation

Written Assignment: Written reflective practice assignment

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 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