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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Mrs Tamara Smolyar



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


The unit has a compulsory ensemble componentensemble component (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/music/category/performance-studies/student-ensembles/). Some ensembles are subject to audition. Normally, auditions take place in Week 1 of the semester. Please see the unit guide for further information.


The unit consolidates intermediate skills in music ensemble performance developed in ATS1348 Music ensemble 2.

The unit comprises:

  1. ensemble rehearsals in a chosen/approved music ensemble;
  2. performance of select repertoire.

The development of skills prepares students for the next unit in the sequence, ATS2801 Music ensemble 4.


Upon completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate further command of music ensemble performance skills beyond the level attained in ATS1348 Music ensemble 2 in a chosen/approved music ensemble.
  2. Demonstrate effective control of the elements of ensemble performance (for example, accuracy, articulation and phrasing, tone quality, dynamics, expression, and so forth).
  3. Convincingly perform select repertoire in a public setting.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1348 or by approval from the unit coordinator

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