• Offered by School of Music
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Music
  • Areas of interest Music

This course offers a variety of ensemble performance experiences in music. Students negotiate an individual learning contract in which they typically contribute to two of the ensembles or performance events active at the time; or take a single event more intensively (such as a solo role in an opera); or negotiate a contract involving the participation in non-ANU ensembles.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of techniques, practice habits, musical and stylistic knowledge in the chosen ensembles;
  2. Understand the fundamentals of ensemble performance, listening, and interpretation.
  3. Recognise the importance of balancing team skills and leadership in both rehearsal and performance.

Indicative Assessment

Contribution as a performer to ten two-hour rehearsals of Ensemble A (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3]
Contribution as a performer to ten two-hour rehearsals of Ensemble B (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3]
Assessment of performance as member of Ensemble A (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3]
Assessment of performance as member of Ensemble B (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3]
Reflective journal or blog of c.1000 words (20%) [LO 2, 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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Average contact time 2 hours per week per ensemble, for a total group contact time of c.50 hours for the course including rehearsals and concerts.  There usually be a further 80 hours individual study time to complete the course, for a total learning time of 130 hours. There will be fixed rehearsal times for some ensembles; others will rehearse intensively prior to performance. Students are cautioned to check the detailed timetables for the ensembles they will be participating in prior to confirming their enrolment.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed or enrolled in MUSI1101 or ANUC1111 or ANUC1112.

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.




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:
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.

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 and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3168 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

Second Semester

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

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