Courses & Units

Ensemble Skills 1 FCE105



Students are expected to maintain a regular schedule of rehearsals throughout the semester.


This unit introduces students to the skills required for successful performance in ensemble music. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise and development of an effective methodology for the preparation and practice required to facilitate professional behaviour and demeanour. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the repertoire and strategies chosen throughout the semester in rehearsal to improve identified performance issues.


Unit name Ensemble Skills 1
Unit code FCE105
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Nick Haywood

Teaching staff

Dr Nick Haywood, Mr Frank Bansel (Community Outreach Programs) and other staff as advised

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,154.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.



Audition, creation of a balanced ensemble.


Teaching Pattern

Semester 1 and 2: Large, and/or conducted ensembles: Weekly 3 hour rehearsals/coaching sessions (12 weeks) or Small ensembles: Weekly 2 hour ensemble performance class/scheduled rehearsals, minimum 6 x 1hr coaching sessions or as timetabled by ensemble directors.
Semester 3, 4, and 5: 3-day weekends of sectionals and rehearsals totaling on average 20-30 hrs or as timetabled by ensemble directors.


Conductor/Tutor's assessment of weekly work: 30%
On-going rehearsal effectiveness assessment (e.g. individual vivas, peer review, observational review): 20%
Semester performances of prepared repertoire: 50%

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As advised by lecturers

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