Available in 2017, 2018

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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables2018 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

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 socially and culturally appropriate research findings in a written and oral delivery


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 or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts 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 4 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