Courses & Units

Ensemble Skills 4 FCE235

Hobart

Note:

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

Introduction

This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the second year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the strategies chosen throughout the semester in rehearsal to improve performance.

Summary

Unit name Ensemble Skills 4
Unit code FCE235
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music
Coordinator

Dr Nick Haywood

Teaching staff

Dr Nick Haywood and other staff as advised

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Through performance and rehearsal, consolidate musical ideas to aid in participation in a musically cohesive ensemble

2. Identify and internalise relevant information pertaining to repertoire and performance practice in a collaborative setting

3. Extend instrumental/vocal skills to participate in ensemble performance

4. Identify and reflect on knowledge and skills required within a group setting to define genre appropriate problems associated with ensemble music making

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,363.00 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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

FCE234 Ensemble Skills 3, balanced ensemble.

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • FCE242

Teaching

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.

Assessment

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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Flexible Study Options

Textbooks

Required

As advised by lecturers

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