MCM String Ensemble

Subject MUSI20092 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours consisting of 1 two-hour rehearsal each week during semester.
Total Time Commitment:

80 hours


Enrolment will be subject to a satisfactory audition.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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:



Contact Centre
T: 13 MELB (6352)

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
VCA and MCM Student Centre

Subject Overview:

The MCM String Ensemble offers students the opportunity to engage in string activities at the highest possible level. The ensembles will study and perform a wide variety of repertoire and diverse musical styles.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Show technical and musical development as ensemble musicians
  • Participate with skill and confidence as a member of a performing group
  • Perform selected repertoire to a high standard
  • Identify and exhibit knowledge of a range of ensemble repertoire and skills
  • Exhibit an informed respect for the values and principles of ensemble performance
  • Demonstrate enhanced preparation to become professional musicians
  • Weekly preparation of parts for individual presentation and/or sectionals with active participation in all rehearsals, classes and performances (Ongoing, 30%);
  • Give a 10-minute small ensemble performance mid-semester (Week 6-7, 40%);
  • Present an end of semester 10-minute individual part test (Week 11-12, 30%).

Hurdle requirement: 100% weekly punctual and full attendance at all rehearsals and performances as directed is expected. Less than 80% attendance will result in a fail.

Prescribed Texts: None
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.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Present a range of ensemble and string orchestra repertoire at the highest possible level.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to think critically and independently and to apply this to their ensemble performance.
  • Present repertoire relevant to the ensemble to a high performance standard.
  • Develop interpersonal and performance preparation skills.
  • Demonstrate independence, leadership and teamwork skills in rehearsal and performance.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Applied Skills Electives

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