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Unit description

Introduces students to foundational level skills and knowledge in relation to collaborative music making practices, songwriting, composition, arrangement and music performance and presentation. Students will rehearse and perform with small and large ensembles and participate in workshops and lectures.

Unit content

  • WHS issues in relation to rehearsal and live performance
  • Learning music: Career pathways, portfolio careers, self-skilling, lifelong learning
  • Learning music: Introduction to cognitive and physiological elements, deliberate practice, critiquing and effective journaling
  • Collaborative music making models: roles, rules, 'hard' and 'soft' skills
  • Introductory technique on an instrument or in singing in ensemble setting
  • Ensemble rehearsal and performance practices in both large ensembles (choir or guitar ensemble) and small ensemble

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate foundation performance techniques in an ensemble setting on an instrument or singingCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
2demonstrate the application of music theory to performance and ensemble practiceCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to workplace health and safety in music performanceKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate a range of personal, interpersonal and organisational skills necessary in an ensemble settingCreativityLifelong learning
5evaluate and reflect on own musical skill levels and development and implement strategies to improve targeted areas.CreativityLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate foundation performance techniques in an ensemble setting on an instrument or singing
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. demonstrate the application of music theory to performance and ensemble practice
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. demonstrate knowledge and skills relating to workplace health and safety in music performance
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate a range of personal, interpersonal and organisational skills necessary in an ensemble setting
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. evaluate and reflect on own musical skill levels and development and implement strategies to improve targeted areas.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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