Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

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 live audio 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.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. The ability to contribute to an ensemble through developed level of performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.

2. Professional behaviour and commitment to participating in an ensemble, including teamwork, as well as the ability to responsibly fulfill requests by ensemble director.

3. Understanding of precise stylistic details to enable a musically unified performance.

4. The ability to competently organise, set-up and mix live sound for an ensemble.

5. Understanding of each role in the musical collaboration process, including leadership and followership (the ability of to follow the directions of a leader).


1. Rehearsals, performances and workshops

2. Music technology class

3. Collaborative skills class


To enrol in this course students must be active in the Bachelor of Music or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts program.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI1462 Collaborative Music Making 2

Assessment items

Performance: Ensemble and Individual Participation

Online Learning Activity: Music Technology

Online Learning Activity: Collaborative Skills

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


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


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


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