Ensemble Project

Course code MUSI3152Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course provides students with the opportunity for high level of experience in an ensemble from the university's ensemble program in order to help prepare for future work experiences. Students will participate in a university ensemble and research an aspect of ensembles related to their area of interest.

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 an advanced level of performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.
2. professional behaviour and commitment to ensemble performance including teamwork and responsibility for the overall progress of the group.
3. advanced understanding of precise stylistic details, instrumental characteristics and musical responsiveness to sound to enable a musically unified performance.
4. the ability to lead rehearsals when required, and communicate musical ideas articulately to the other members of the group.
5. the ability to conduct research and gather information of relevance to performing in a given style or genre and discuss artistic concepts confidently.
Content1 Rehearsals and performances: weekly rehearsals of repertoire suitable for the type of ensemble (average 2hrs/week)
2 Seminar class ( equivalent 1hour/week)
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAudition may be required for some ensembles
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)1. Ensemble Total: 60%
a) Contribution to Performances: 40%. Students will be assessed on participation in only one ensemble (which is determined at the commencement of semester. If students are contributing in multiple roles within their assessed ensemble (eg. performance and composition production), the participation mark will be apportioned 50/50.
b) Ensemble director's mark: 20%
Other: (please specify)2. Ensemble Research Project: 40%
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MUSI3152