MUSA192-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Small Ensemble 1

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


This course provides students with experience in playing in small ensembles. Students gain knowledge of the repertoire, and experience in rehearsing and public performance.

The course aims to provide students with experience in performance in a small ensemble (for example chamber music groups). The ensemble will provide students with skills in rehearsal techniques, tuning, blending, accuracy, knowledge of repertoire, and rehearsal discipline. Students will also gain experience of public performance in a small ensemble.

Note that this ensemble is made up of a mix of 100, 200 and 300 level instrumental students, all of whom demonstrate abilities in a range of instrumental and musical skills. In addition to their base set of skills, students will also demonstrate abilities and experience based upon their level of enrolment corresponding to early, intermediate and advanced stages of development.

Learning Outcomes

Students who pass this course will have developed:

  • Ensemble skills
  • Repertoire knowledge of chamber music
  • Understanding of rehearsal techniques
  • Experience of public performance
  • Discipline in self-preparation, careful rehearsing and cooperative music making.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Approval of the Head of School.


MUSI 198

Timetable Note

• 50 hours attending rehearsals
• 5 hours preparing for oral presentation
• 20 hours dress rehearsal and concert performance
• 75 hours self-directed practice

Course Coordinator

Justin DeHart


Mark Menzies


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
One Oral Presentation 30%
Group Assessment of 2-4 Documented Performances 40%
One Individual Assessment 30%

• One individual assessment (30%)
 o A high mark here will indicate your prompt and regular attendance, quality of preparation, and
   degree of engagement with rehearsals.

• Group assessment of 2-4 documented performances (40%)
 o Participation in the 2pm, September 23rd Musical Guerilla Games concert at the Arts Centre
    Great Hall is required for everyone.
 o In addition, 1-3 other qualified performances are required.

• One oral presentation (30%)
 o You will present a description and reflection of your involvement with the ensemble you
   participated in during the semester. What pieces did you play? What where the
   rehearsals/performance like? What did you learn about the music? Composer? Style? What
   were some of the challenges, etc.
 o Your 10-minute slot will be scheduled in advance to commence on October 3rd or 10th during
   the Performance Workshop (Wednesday 5-6:30pm) at the Arts Centre Location Recital Room.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,600.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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