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2013 FCM417 Orchestral Practice 4A

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Available as a Student Elective: No

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


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
FCM417 H H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013

* 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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The first of two units, Orchestral Practice 4A enables orchestral instrumentalists 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


ASSESSMENT: Cumulative: Ensemble skills (weekly, ongoing assessment by conductor): 25% Repertoire class/excerpts (week 5, week 10 jury assessments): 25% Summative: Professional conduct & performances: 50%

TEACHING PATTERN: Weekly: 2 hour repertoire workshop, 2hr-3hr ensemble rehearsal, 90 mins sectional; Also, 3 masterclasses scheduled during the semester

Prereq Audition, acceptance into BMus(Hons) Professional Practice Major

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STAFF: Dr H Monkhouse (coordinator) Profile, Casual staff depending upon project, 3 Visiting Artists (eg from TSO roster, or from TSO staff, AISOI staff)

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