Collaborative Music Making 5

Course code MUSI3461
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 internet-based music and audio. 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 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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 participating in an ensemble, deep understanding of musical collaboration and teamwork, working collaboratively and assisting in preparation for rehearsals/performances and ability to responsibly fulfill requests by ensemble director.

3. Advanced understanding of precise stylistic details, instrumental characteristics and musical responsiveness to sound to enable a musically unified performance.

4. The ability to creatively use internet and other computer-based sources for music creation, promotion and distribution.

5. The ability to offer musical leadership in areas allocated by the ensemble director including responsibility for music scores, the interpretation of works, motivating the group, energising rehearsals and communicating musical ideas.

6. Awareness of the current performance practice of works studied including research on these works and preparing detailed program notes for the performance.


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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): MUSI3402. Students who have successfully completed MUSI3402 are not eligible to enrol in MUSI3461.


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

Assumed Knowledge

MUSI2462 Collaborative Music Making 4

Assessment Items

Performance: Collaboration/Ensemble Performances

Practical Demonstration: Music Technology

Written Assignment: Grant Application Assignment

Participation: Collaborative Skills Assessment

Contact Hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 9 hour(s) per Term

Music technology and collaborative skills classes: 1 hour per week or equivalent (The 1 hour collaborative skills and technology class will be delivered over the semester as a combination of lecture and workshop style classes)


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

Rehearsal: 2 hours per week (average) + students are expected to make themselves available for performances


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