• 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
    • Tor Fromyhr
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
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This course offers a variety of ensemble performance experiences for experienced performers. The course develops the ability to interact with other musicians,  and to reflect on how that experience differs from previous performance experiences (solo and/or ensemble).  Students typically perform in a School of Music ensemble but may with the agreement of the Course Convenor participate in a non-School of Music ensemble. Students enrolled in Music Performance are reminded that students cannot submit the same assessment for two different courses (that is, they cannot count the same ensemble towards both a Performance course and an Ensemble course).

This course may be repeated for credit if a different type of ensemble is taken each time; for example a violinist who has previously played in a string quartet may play in a piano trio even though they are both examples of chamber music.

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. demonstrate their continuous development as ensemble performers;
  3. critically analyse how performing in the chosen ensemble differs from performing in one or more other types of ensemble and/or solo performance; and
  4. communicate the outcomes of the rehearsal and reflection process through both a performance and in verbal form.

Indicative Assessment

Contribution as a performer to twelve two-hour rehearsals of the Ensemble (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]


1000-word reflective journal or blog on the impact of the rehearsals on the development of the interpretation of the works prepared for performance (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]


Assessment of performance as member of the Ensemble (50%) [Learning Outcome 4]


1000-word essay on how performance in this ensemble differs from performing in one or more other types of ensemble and/or solo performance (15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, and 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 ability not only of themselves but also of each of the other ensemble members to continuously develop as ensemble performers. As such, in order to pass this course students must, unless they have a relevant medical certificate, participate in at least 80% of ensemble rehearsal time.

 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 24 hours contact over 12 weeks; and
b) 106 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed or enrolled in MUSI4412 Music Honours Ensemble or MUSI8014 Music Graduate Chamber Ensemble.

You will need to contact the School of Music to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Musical abilities commensurate with the ability to make a contribution to the chosen ensemble/s at the required level.

Majors

Minors

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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
3168 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8186 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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