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This course provides students with further experience in playing in small ensembles. Students gain knowledge of the repertoire, and experience in rehearsing and public performance.
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.
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.Transferable skills: Communication skills: public performance, public performing under pressure, Organizational skills: goal setting and meeting deadlines, attention to detail, punctuality. Interpersonal skills: the ability to take direction and to work cooperatively, skills in adapting (to various performing environments), assessing own and other’s work; group discipline and responsibility.
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.
MUSA192 and the approval of the Head of School.
Student workload (150 hours) will be allocated to:• 50 hours attending rehearsals• 5 hours preparing for oral presentation• 20 hours dress rehearsal and concert performance• 75 hours self-directed practice
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.