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MUSA393 aims to provide significant performance and rehearsal experiences in one or more music ensemble(s) ranging from large, such as orchestra (UC-CYO) or UC gamelan ensemble, to small ensembles such as three-piece contemporary bands or chamber groups.
MUSA393 aims to provide significant performance and rehearsal experiences in one or more music ensemble(s) ranging from large, such as orchestra (UC-CYO) or UC gamelan ensemble, to small ensembles such as three-piece contemporary bands or chamber groups. Note that these ensembles comprise a mix of 100, 200 and 300 level performance 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:Well developed technical and ensemble performance skills;
A deep understanding of one’s individual capacity to contribute to an ensemble performance;
Broad knowledge of repertoire for the ensemble(s);
Significant experience of public performing skills and engagement with the audience and stakeholder community;
Refined skills for setting and achieving goals collectively, time management, preparation, persistence and self-motivation.
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.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
MUSA293 with a pass of C or higher.
MUSA391, MUSA392, MUSI391, MUSI398.
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
Much of the course’s assessment is as it would be in an equivalent professional ensemble: once you have passed the audition and are admitted to the ensemble, it is expected you prepare the repertoire both through attending rehearsals (and if you have to miss a rehearsal, to let the ensemble/leader know of your absence in a timely manner) and preparing the material between rehearsals. In the UC–CYO or any other ensemble(s) that you join for this course (with the agreement of the course coordinator) the intensity and frequency of rehearsals and sectionals etc. mean there is nowhere to ‘hide’ in terms of being unprepared etc., so there are no further performance ‘tests’ as part of the course. Attendance at rehearsals, arriving in a timely manner, behaving with a professional demeanour, will all be part of the course assessment.
At the end of the course, usually after performance(s) are over, there will be a brief repertoire and review test given in an interview format: you will be expected to give a brief (up to 10 minute) overview of the repertoire just presented, and asked some questions related to this as well as the rehearsal process. This is worth 20% of the final grade.
Domestic fee $850.00
International fee $3,775.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts