The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


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 music video production for ensembles of varying sizes and make-up.

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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Perform technical work, demonstrating advanced control of rhythm, articulation, timbre and intonation.

2. Apply advanced musicianship through performance.

3. Create a live performance event for community engagement.

4. Work effectively in a team within a creative context.


1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops

2. Music video class

3. Collaborative skills class


Students must be active in the Bachelor of Music [10646], [40045], [40206] or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts [10910], [40048], [40120] or [40207] programs.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI1462 Collaborative Music Making 2

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Blog or Wiki Documenting Performance Event Project - 25%

Practical Demonstration: Performance Techniques - 35%

Performance: Performance Event for Community Engagement - 40%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks starting in week 1