Courses & Units

Orchestral Instruments Experience FCB310


subject to enrolment quota


Students will develop fluency in performance at an elementary level on one instrument of an orchestral family unfamiliar to them, and a working knowledge of the others. Group tuition methodologies will be presented and discussed, and method books and repertoire for beginners critically examined. Care and maintenance of all instruments in the families will be incorporated. Rehearsal and direction techniques for beginning ensembles will form another strand of the course, and be enhanced through observation visits to school-age ensembles in rehearsal.


Unit name Orchestral Instruments Experience
Unit code FCB310
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music
Teaching staff

Profile/PTA staff

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


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100101

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 90 minute lecture/workshops weekly (13 weeks)


Journal (due start of exam period) 2,500 words - 25%, Arranging & Performance Assignment (due wk 10)- 30%, Materials Review (due wk 8) 1,500 words - 15%, Performance Examination - 10 mins (exam period) - 20%,

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Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.