Courses & Units

Orchestral Practice 4A FCM417



NOTE: This unit is subject to a quota and enrolment is only permitted on approval from the school

Regular auditions will occur for orchestra/section placement, students are expected to attend all visiting artist masterclasses


The first of two units, Orchestral Practice 4A enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to participate in a variety of activities designed to provide intensive pre-professional training in orchestral practice. The unit consists of orchestral/sectional rehearsals, repertoire and excerpts classes, masterclasses, audition and concert performance opportunities. Students may undertake this study in one of the following orchestral instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass or conducting.


Unit name Orchestral Practice 4A
Unit code FCM417
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Ms Karen Smithies

Teaching staff

Profile and Casual staff depending upon project,  Adjunct Professor Johannes Fritzsch

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


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $4,568.00 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, acceptance into BMus(Hons) Professional Practice Major


Teaching Pattern

Weekly: 1.5 hour repertoire workshop, 2hr-3hr ensemble rehearsal, 6 x 1 hr 1- to -1 instrumental lesson

Masterclasses scheduled during the semester

All students are required to attend the weekly Postgraduate Research Forum


Ensemble skills (weekly, ongoing assessment by conductor): 25%

Excerpts/Masterclass/Postgraduate Research Forum: 25%

Professional conduct & performances: 50%

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Flexible Study Options



As determined by conductor


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