Courses & Units

Music Practice Extension 1 FCA313


In this unit students will be introduced to leadership within ensemble music making through a variety of activities. Students will engage in guided ensemble performance development as well as unsupervised rehearsals in which music leadership will be developed through music direction, repertoire choices and team leadership.

Students will be assigned a small ensemble in which they will investigate ensemble performance through regular rehearsals and lessons that are designed to develop idiomatic specific ensemble skills. It is expected that students enrolled in this unit will additionally guide less experienced students and nurture a collaborative ensemble environment.

Students will perform pieces developed in their ensemble in both workshop and concert settings. Where required, students will record their ensemble in a studio environment.


Unit name Music Practice Extension 1
Unit code FCA313
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music
Teaching staff

Dr N Haywood

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


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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

FCM315, FCM314, FCF301


Teaching Pattern

Music Technology Specialisation:
Independent and supervised project work

Contemporary Performance Specialisation:
1hr supervised ensemble rehearsal
2x 2hr self-directed ensemble rehearsal
Weekly 90 min workshop (all years)

Classical Performance Specialisation:
2hr supervised ensemble rehearsal
2hr self-directed ensemble rehearsal
4x 90 min workshop/semester (all years)

Composition Specialisation:
2 x 1hr composition workshop
4 x 90 min performance workshops/semester with performance students' class

Songwriter Specialisation:
Weekly workshop (combined) and group class


Tutor/supervisor process assessment (40%)

Folio/presentation (60%)
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