Collaborative Music Making 2

Course code MUSI1462
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. There will also be classes on specific topics relevant to all forms of musical collaboration. Included is the development of skills in audio and video recording applicable to group and ensemble activities. Works performed are selected from a wide variety of musical styles and repertoires.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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

1. The ability to contribute to an ensemble through performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.

2. Professional behaviour and commitment to participating in an ensemble, including teamwork.

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

4. The ability to competently record sound and vision and digitally manipulate files.

5. Understanding of each role in the musical collaboration process, including leadership and followership (the ability of to follow the directions of a leader).


  1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops
  2. Music technology class
  3. Collaborative skills class

Students are required to check the course blackboard site several times per week for important information relating to this course such as important announcements, ensemble rehearsal and assessment times.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI2401. Students who have successfully completed MUSI2401 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI1462.


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

Assumed Knowledge

MUSI1461 Collaborative Music Making 1 Audition may be required for some ensembles

Assessment Items

Performance: Assessment - Group (ensemble) & Individual Participation

Project: Video Editing

Practical Demonstration: Collaborative Skills

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 7 hour(s) per Term

Lecture/Workshop - Collaborative skills and music technology class: 1 hour per week (The 1 hour collaborative skills and music technology classes will be delivered over the semester as a mixture of group lecture and workshop style classes)


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorials include a practical component. Rehearsals and performances 2 hours per week (average) + students are expected to make themselves available for performances.


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term