Collaborative Music Making 4

Course code MUSI2462
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. Included is the development of skills in using hardware and software for audio processing as it applies 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 a wide variety of musical styles and repertoires.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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.


  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): MUSI3401. Students who have successfully completed MUSI3401 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI2462.


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

Assumed Knowledge

MUSI2461 Collaborative Music Making 3 Audition may be required for some ensembles

Assessment Items

Performance: Assessment - Ensemble work & Individual Participation

Practical Demonstration: Music Technology - Computer Sound Creation

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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

Tutorials contain practical component. Rehearsals, performances and workshops 2 hours per week Lecture/workshop - Collaborative skills and music technology class: 1 hour per week


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


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Term