• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • John Mackey
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course offers a variety of extension ensemble performance experiences for students who have completed MUSI1102 Performance 2 in the Bachelor of Music. The purpose of the course is to give experience performing in a different type of ensemble to that performed in previously, and to reflect on how that experience differs from previous ensemble experience in order to both broaden and deepen the understand of ensemble performance.  Students typically perform in a School of Music ensemble in which they have not previously performed (this may be in the same ensemble class but in a substantively different combination of instruments--for example a violinist who has previously played in a string quartet may play in a piano trio), but may with the agreement of the Course Convenor participate in a non-ANU ensemble.

Performing in an ensemble can only be learned through actually participating in an ensemble, and the absence of an ensemble member has a negative impact on the ensemble experience. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate,  attend and participate in at least 80% of ensemble rehearsal time in order to pass this course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand at a high level the techniques, practice habits, musical and stylistic knowledge of the chosen ensemble;
  2. Critically analyse how performing in the chosen ensemble differs from performing in one or more other types of ensemble;
  3. Communicate the outcomes of the rehearsal and reflection process through both a performance and in verbal form.

Indicative Assessment

Contribution as a performer to ten two-hour rehearsals of the Ensemble (20%) [LO1, 2]

1000-word reflective journal or blog on the impact of the rehearsals on the development of the interpretation of the works and on ensemble playing (15%) [LO 1,2]

Assessment of performance as member of the Ensemble (40%) [LO3]

1500-word essay on how performance in this ensemble differed from that in an ensemble previously studied in a Performance course (MUSI1101, 1102, 2201, 2202, 2221, 3301, 3302) (25%) [LO 3]


HURDLE REQUIREMENT: Performing in an ensemble can only be learned through actually participating in an ensemble, and the absence of an ensemble member has a negative impact on the ensemble experience. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate,  attend and participate in at least 80% of ensemble rehearsal time in order to pass this course.

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 26 hours contact over 12 weeks; and b) 104 hours of independent study. There will be fixed rehearsal contact times for some ensembles; others will rehearse intensively prior to performance. Students are cautioned to check the detailed timetable for the ensembles they will be participating in prior to confirming their enrolment as there is a hurdle requirement of 80% attendance.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed MUSI1102. Incompatible with MUSI4412.

Assumed Knowledge

Audition required for some ensembles

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3638 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8460 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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