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


This unit introduces students to the skills required for successful performance in ensemble music. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise and development of an effective methodology for the preparation and practice required to facilitate professional behaviour and demeanour. Conservatorium students are expected to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the repertoire and strategies chosen throughout the semester in rehearsal to improve identified performance issues.

Summary 2021

Unit name Ensemble Skills 1
Unit code FCE105
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Assoc Prof Andrew Legg

Teaching staff

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



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify through performance and rehearsal, musical ideas to aid in participation in a musically cohesive ensemble.
  2. Identify information pertaining to repertoire and performance practice in a collaborative setting.
  3. Identify instrumental/vocal skills required to participate in ensemble performance within a genre.
  4. Recognise skills required as an individual within a group setting to perform in an ensemble setting.




Audition and a balanced ensemble


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.


Task 1: Conductor/Tutor's assessment (30%)

Task 2: Semester performances of prepared repertoire (50%)

Task 3: Rehearsal effectiveness assessment (20%)

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