The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


This is a practical course in music performance and presentation in collaborative settings. In this final collaborative music-making course, students work towards a collaborative studio project. The second is a self-directed ensemble project. This may be in any format or genre, including classical, contemporary, jazz, pop, and experimental genres.

As part of the self-directed project, students will be required to maintain a critical reflective journal that explains and critiques the project process.

Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Organise and lead an ensemble in performance, composition, arrangement and/or production.

2. Demonstrate professional behaviour and commitment to participating in an ensemble, informed by deep understanding of musical collaboration and teamwork.

3. Demonstrate advanced understanding of precise stylistic details, instrumental characteristics and musical responsiveness to sound to enable a musically unified performance.

4. Think critically about devising, realizing and producing a collaborative studio recording project

5. Demonstrate the ability to independently manage and present a recording session with minimal supervision


  1. Collaborative experiences through rehearsals, performances and workshops
  2. The devising and realization of an independent project


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

MUSI2462 Collaborative Music Making 4

Assessment items

Performance: Collaboration/Ensemble Performances

Performance: Recording project

Written Assignment: Critical reflection on process

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