Courses & Units

Orchestral Practice 4B FCM418


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 second of two units, Orchestral Practice 4B enables orchestral instrumentalists and conductors to gain additional experience through participation 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 only undertake this study in the same speciality chosen in FCA417 Orchestral Practice 4A


Unit name Orchestral Practice 4B
Unit code FCM418
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
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


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Teaching Pattern

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

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 the conductor


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