Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This is a practical course in music performance and presentation in collaborative settings. In this final collaborative music-making course, students work in two principal areas. The first consists of rehearsals and performances in one of a range of ensembles involving collaborative engagement with other performers, composers and creative producers. The second is a self-directed ensemble project. This may be in any format or genre, including live and internet-based formats, in 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.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2018

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 project

5. Demonstrate the ability to independently manage and present a performance project 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 or the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Arts program.

Assumed knowledge

MUSI2462 Collaborative Music Making 4

Assessment items

Performance: Collaboration/Ensemble Performances

Performance: Independent project

Written Assignment: Critical reflection on process

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Rehearsal: 3 hours per week (average) + students are expected to make themselves available for performances