Courses & Units

Ensemble Skills 8 FCE358




This unit continues the work of the earlier Ensemble Skills units. In the third year students consolidate the processes already introduced through the research, practice, preparation and performance of new repertoire in each unit undertaken at this level. Conservatorium students are required to keep a rehearsal chart 'book'/journal that details the strategies chosen throughout the semester in rehearsal to improve performance. To contextualize the music being performed you will need to research the chosen repertoire and you are expected to be able to discuss and explain to your peers, each work's historical aspect and compositional intent.


Unit name Ensemble Skills 8
Unit code FCE358
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Music

Dr Nick Haywood

Teaching staff

Dr Nick Haywood, Mr Frank Bansel (UTAS College & Community Outreach Programs) and other staff as advised

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
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 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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Communicate through performance complex musical ideas to create cohesion in an ensemble

2. Synthesise relevant information pertaining to repertoire and performance practice both autonomously and collaboratively across a range of relevant genres

3. Adapt instrumental/vocal skills to display musical leadership in the context of ensemble performance

4. Demonstrate intellectual leadership by critically analysing, synthesising and adapting knowledge and skills to define and resolve complex problems associated with ensemble music making



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Audition, balanced ensemble


Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2-3 hour rehearsal/class


Conductor/Tutor/Ensemble Director's assessment of weekly work (performance and engagement in class discussions): 30%
On-going rehearsal effectiveness task/s (e.g. individual vivas, peer review, observational review, excerpt tests): 20%
Semester performances of prepared repertoire: 50%

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Flexible Study Options



As advised by lecturers


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