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 in diverse ensembles.

Performance skills are expanded and supported by the development of skills in balancing and mixing live sound. Through reflective practice students will also develop critical thinking and analysis of rehearsal and live sound techniques.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Contribute to an ensemble through performance, composition, arrangement and/or production

2. Demonstrate teamwork professional behaviour and commitment to participating in an ensemble.

3. Understand the process of rehearsal and preparation for a performance.

4. Competently set up and balance sound in a live music setting.

5. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of each role in the musical collaboration process


1.  Collaborative experiences through rehearsals, performances and workshops

2.  Sound Balancing, Mixing Techniques and Analysis


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.



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

MUSI1461 Collaborative Music Making 1

Audition may be required for some ensembles

Assessment items

Performance: Assessment - Group (ensemble) & Individual Participation

In Term Test: Sound balancing and mixing

Written Assignment: Reflective Practice Assignment

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term