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. In addition, students will undertake a case-study of a professional group in a genre of their choice and will include a critical reflection on their own ensemble performance.

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 a high level of performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.

2. Demonstrate a professional commitment to teamwork and participation in an ensemble, including leadership.

3. Demonstrate advanced understanding of the precise stylistic details, instrumental characteristics and musical responsiveness that facilitate a musically unified performance.

4. Demonstrate developed critical thinking and analysis.

5. Communicate appropriate research findings and self-reflection in written form.


1.  Collaborative music experiences through rehearsals, performances and workshops

2.  A case study of a professional ensemble.


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

MUSI2461 Collaborative Music Making 3

Audition may be required for some ensembles

Assessment items

Performance: Assessment - Ensemble work & Individual Participation

Written Assignment: Case Study

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 1


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