Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour rehearsal each week, up to 3 public performances per semester |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
The minimum level of performance required for this ensemble would be equivalent to AMEB grade 8 or a very high grade for VCE solo or group performance.
An audition is required.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Not available to BMus students|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Donna Coleman
T: 13 MELB (6352)
Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and Music Student Centre
|Subject Overview:||The Big Band comprises 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Occasionally other instruments are employed for special projects, and for some concerts singers are also used. All positions are auditioned at the start of each year, and the timetable works so that students can take Big Band as well as Wind Ensemble or Orchestra. Each year the band performs at a range of venues including regular appearances at Wangaratta Jazz Festival. The music played covers a range of styles from the 30s to today, as well as student arrangements and compositions, and all students are encouraged to improvise.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
Punctual attendance at all rehearsals and participation in performances as directed (50%); a 10-minute practical test in the middle of the semester (25%); 3 web-based multiple choice tests, based on assigned reading, relevant to the experience of music performance, in week 4, 8 and 12 (25%).
|Prescribed Texts:||A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Bookroom at the start of semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject students should be able to: |
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