The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This is a practical course in music performance and presentation in collaborative settings. These settings include rehearsed performances and creative work though improvisation.

Works performed are selected from a wide variety of musical styles and repertoires. The course calls for a foundational level of critical reflection on rehearsals and creative practice, including collaborative challenges, the rehearsal process and creative thinking through improvisation

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Perform in collaborative contexts at an introductory level.

2. Demonstrate a professional attitude to the requirements of rehearsals and performances.

3. Communicate a foundational level understanding of collaborative roles and processes through critical reflective practice

4. Think creatively and listen critically in an improvisatory setting

5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the various roles in musical collaborations


1.Collaborative experiences through rehearsals, performances and workshops2.Improvised exercises in music making 


To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Music (10646, 40045) or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts (10910, 40048 or 40120) program.

Assumed knowledge

There is no assumed knowledge for the course other than the entry requirements for the program (i.e. audition and minimum academic standard).

Assessment items

Performance: Assessment Performance - Group (ensemble) and Individual Participation

Practical Demonstration: Individual and Group Improvisation

Written Assignment: Written reflective practice assignment

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

3 hour tutorial comprise of: 2 hours per week rehearsals, performances and workshops. 1 hour per week Improvisation class.