Collaborative Music Making 5

Course code MUSI3461Units 10Level 3000Faculty 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 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 wide variety of musical styles and repertoires.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctSemester 1
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 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.
Content1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops
2. Music technology class
3. Collaborative skills class
Replacing Course(s)MUSI3402
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeMUSI2462 Collaborative Music Making 4
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)1. Collaboration/Ensemble Total - 60%

Consisting of:
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 (e.g. performance and composition/production), the participation mark will be apportioned 50/50.

b) Ensemble director's mark - 20%
Other: (please specify)2. Music Technology assessment - 25%
Other: (please specify)3. Collaborative skills assessment - 15%
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 4 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 9 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 MUSI3461