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MUS1120 - Ensemble Studies I

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Fintan Murphy


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


  1. Ensemble rehearsals and performance of selected repertoire, and
  2. training in the materials and structures of music with an emphasis on their relationship to ensemble performance. Included will be related melodic, rhythmic, harmonic and contrapuntal relationships and formal structures and studies in the history and style of the selected repertoire.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will able to:

  1. Demonstrate required practical and discriminatory skills.
  2. Demonstrate developing interactive and cooperative performance skills.
  3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of competent practice routines and a disciplined, self-critical approach to performance.
  4. Demonstrate developing aural skills.
  5. Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of repertoire studied.


Participation in an approved ensemble as hurdle requirement
Written (2500 words): 40%
Concert performance/Practical examinations: 60%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 2.5 hour rehearsal and 1 x 0.5 hour tutorial) per week


Admission by audition.