Courses & Units

Orchestral Practice 4A FCM417

This unit has been discontinued.


NOTE: This unit is subject to a quota and enrolment is only permitted on approval from the school

Regular auditions will occur for orchestra/section placement, students are expected to attend all visiting artist masterclasses


The first of two units, Orchestral Practice 4A enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The unit consists of orchestral/sectional rehearsals, repertoire and excerpts classes, masterclasses, audition and concert performance opportunities. Students may undertake this study in one of the following orchestral instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass or conducting.


Unit name Orchestral Practice 4A
Unit code FCM417
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Heather Monkhouse

Teaching staff

Profile and Casual staff depending upon project, 3 Visiting Artists (eg from TSO roster, or from TSO staff, AISOI staff)

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Audition, acceptance into BMus(Hons) Professional Practice Major


Teaching Pattern

Weekly: 1.5 hour repertoire workshop, 2hr-3hr ensemble rehearsal, 6 x 1 hr 1- to -1 instrumental lesson

Masterclasses scheduled during the semester

All students are required to attend the weekly Postgraduate Research Forum


Ensemble skills (weekly, ongoing assessment by conductor): 25% 

Excerpts/Masterclass/Postgraduate Research Forum: 25% 

Professional conduct & performances: 50%

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As determined by conductor


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