ATS1347 - Music ensemble 1 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music


Dr Elizabeth Sellars

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


The unit has a compulsory ensemble componentensemble component ( 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 draws together students from various levels of musical experience at pre-tertiary level and consolidates fundamental skills in music ensemble performance. 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, ATS1348 Music ensemble 2.


Upon completion of this unit, students are able to:

  1. Demonstrate a competent level of ensemble musicianship.
  2. Demonstrate control of the elements of ensemble performance (for example, accuracy, articulation and phrasing, tone quality, dynamics, expression, and so forth).
  3. 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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