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2013 FCB310 Orchestral Instruments Experience

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: subject to enrolment quota


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date

* 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).

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Students will develop fluency in performance at an elementary level on one instrument of an orchestral family unfamiliar to them, and a working knowledge of the others. Group tuition methodologies will be presented and discussed, and method books and repertoire for beginners critically examined. Care and maintenance of all instruments in the families will be incorporated. Rehearsal and direction techniques for beginning ensembles will form another strand of the course, and be enhanced through observation visits to school-age ensembles in rehearsal.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Journal (due start of exam period) 2,500 words - 25%, Arranging & Performance Assignment (due wk 10)- 30%, Materials Review (due wk 8) 1,500 words - 15%, Performance Examination - 10 mins (exam period) - 20%,

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 x 90 minute lecture/workshops weekly (13 weeks)


STAFF: Dr H Monkhouse (co-ordinator), profile/PTA staff

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