Courses & Units

Chamber Music 3A FCE330



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


Chamber Music A provides students with opportunities to develop the skills required for progressive participation in an advanced-level ensemble. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise to develop collaborative interpretative and presentation skills for the performance of standard and new ensemble/ chamber music repertoire. Students are expected to undertake the required research and repertoire analysis necessary to enable a concert performance of substantial quality.


Unit name Chamber Music 3A
Unit code FCE330
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Susan Collins

Level Advanced
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
Hobart Summer school On-Campus Off-Campus International International 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
Summer school 1/1/2016 11/1/2016 28/1/2016 25/2/2016

* 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, balanced ensemble.


Teaching Pattern

Larger ensembles (more than 5 performers): Weekly 3 hour rehearsals/coaching sessions (12 weeks) or
For intensive block delivery mode: 3-day weekends of sectionals and rehearsals totaling on average 20-30 hrs
Small ensembles: Weekly 2 hour ensemble performance class/scheduled rehearsals, minimum 6 x 1hr coaching sessions


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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