Collaborative Music Making 4

Course code MUSI2462Units 10Level 2000Faculty 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. Included is the development of skills in using hardware and software for audio processing as it applies to to various group and ensemble activities. There will also be classes on specific topics relevant to all forms of musical collaboration. Works performed are selected from wide variety of musical styles and repertoires.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course students will demonstrate:

1. the ability to contribute to an ensemble through a high level of performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.
2. professional behaviour and commitment to participating in an ensemble, including teamwork, working collaboratively and assisting in preparation for rehearsals/performances and ability to responsibly fulfil requests by ensemble director.
3. advanced understanding of precise stylistic details, instrumental characteristics and musical responsiveness to sound and blend to enable a musically unified performance.
4. the ability to creatively use audio mediation in the presentation of a musical collaboration.
5. an understanding of each role in the musical collaboration including appropriate leadership and followership (the ability of to follow the directions of a leader).
6. the demonstrated ability to lead an ensemble in areas allocated by the ensemble director.
Content1. 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)MUSI3401
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMUSI2461 Collaborative Music Making 3

Audition may be required for some ensembles
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Group Work

Music Ensemble performance is a collaborative learning experience, designed to develop students’ interactive working techniques (such as teamwork and negotiation skills) as required in the music industry.

Ensemble groups are assessed by:

An individual mark (20%) provided by the tutor in week 9, along with regular feedback in weekly tutorials.

A group concert mark (40%) for the end of semester concert, for which ensemble tutors are invited to submit input. (week 13)

NB: Students must attend both the individual assessment date (as allocated by the tutor) and the ensemble performance to be allocated marks.

Students are strongly advised to attend all classes and rehearsals in order to fully achieve the course objectives.
Other: (please specify)Music Technology Assessment - 25%. Approx week 7
Other: (please specify)Collaborative Skills Assessment - 15%. Approx week12
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 7 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 3 hour(s) per Term 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 MUSI2462