Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Small ensemble - 15 hours per semester, Large ensemble - 12 hours per semester. |
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Students are expected to undertake self-directed study, including group rehearsals, of the equivalent of the supervised time. This should include regular periods of listening to recorded musics relevant to the area of study. Total 54 hours per semester, including 27 hours of self-directed study.
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Not offered in 2012
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorMr Alex Pertout
Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Small ensembles normally consist of two or more players performing works designed to be played unconducted. Students are encouraged to investigate repertoire which allows for a balance between old and new music and a spread of instruments/voices within ensembles which goes beyond the traditional notion of chamber music. It is expected that ensembles rehearse regularly outside the formal supervised times.
In the case of composition students, this subject involves participation in directing/conducting a variety of ensembles.
Various large ensembles are arranged yearly depending on the student cohort and specific departmental and cross-departmental instrumental and vocal make up.
Repertoire and Composition
• Blend cohesively within a group in all areas pertaining to ensemble performance i.e. intonation, balance with respect to harmonic and melodic priorities, timbre, rhythm and pulse;
Continuous: Preparation and commitment as demonstrated by performance tasks an/or a regularly updated journal of activities embracing all areas studied (40%) - Hurdle requirement 80% attendance.
Formal: One small ensemble performance of approximately 20 minutes duration (60%). Hurdle requirement - participation in Large Ensemble.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:
• Exhibit extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of their discipline including relevant professional knowledge, skills, discipline and ethics as they relate to the practising musician
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