MUSENS 2001B - Instrumental Ensemble 2 Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This course provides the opportunity to participate in an instrumental ensemble that is specifically suitable for each student?s instrument. Ensemble participation develops musicianship through focussing on the skills of reading, listening, stylistic interpretation, intonation, and blend in the ensemble context. Each ensemble has its own rehearsal and performance schedule. Students are allocated to ensembles following auditions held prior to the start of the academic year. The ensembles available are: Chamber Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Jazz Big Band, Jazz Guitar Band, and Percussion Ensemble.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSENS 2001B
    Course Instrumental Ensemble 2 Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites MUSENS 2001A
    Incompatible ENS 2023B, ENS 2009B, ENS 2010B, ENS 2004B, ENS 2011B, ENS 2017B
    Restrictions Priority is given to Bachelor of Music students but course is available to non-music students (by audition)
    Course Description This course provides the opportunity to participate in an instrumental ensemble that is specifically suitable for each student?s instrument. Ensemble participation develops musicianship through focussing on the skills of reading, listening, stylistic interpretation, intonation, and blend in the ensemble context. Each ensemble has its own rehearsal and performance schedule. Students are allocated to ensembles following auditions held prior to the start of the academic year. The ensembles available are: Chamber Orchestra,
    Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Jazz Big Band, Jazz Guitar Band, and Percussion Ensemble.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Rosevear

    Classical Ensembles Director
    Chamber Orchestra Lachlan Bramble
    Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra             Keith Crellin
    Elder Conservatorium Wind Orchestra Robert Hower
    Percussion Ensemble Amanda Grigg
    Classical Guitar Ensemble Oliver Fartach-Naini        
    Jazz Ensembles
    Jazz Big Band Dustan Cox
    Cuban Ensemble Dustan Cox
    Note: Jazz Guitar Band - not offered in 2015
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    Demonstrate ensemble performance skills that display accuracy, fluency, advanced technical skills and a mature expressive sense along with a strong conceptual and interpretative understanding of the works studied

    Develop effective practising strategies which arise from independent, imaginative and creative approaches to problem solving

    Develop critical understanding of own and others’ musical performances in relation to professional standards

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 3
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Students will generally need to provide their own ensemble instrument. In certain circumstances, some instruments (e.g. bass clarinet, contrabassoon, baritone saxophone etc) may be available for loan to students through the relevant Head of Studies.
    Recommended Resources
    The Elder Music Library houses an extensive collection of music, literature and recordings.
    Online Learning
    MyUni will enable communication and other learning support.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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