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MUI2004 Collaborative Music Practice 4

Semester 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 2 July 2022


Examiner: Mark Scholtes


Pre-requisite: MUI2003


Operating as a professional musician requires a detailed working knowledge of a range of specific performance contexts and of the impact that these contexts can have on the way musicians prepare for and navigate performance outcomes. For example, performing in a recording studio, on stage, or for live radio or television all employ distinct approaches and specific workflows. This course offers students a chance to work with music staff to identify and model an appropriate context to situate their ensemble project, giving them the opportunity to develop industry specific knowledge and experience, while continuing to build the practical and interpersonal skills essential for a career in music.

This course further develops the skills acquired through completion of MUI2003 by requiring students to work both independently and collaboratively on a project. Under the guidance of teaching staff, students will identify a relevant industry specific performance outcome, and design and develop an ensemble project that explores music performance in that specific context. Students must not only perform in the ensemble, but co-ordinate projects, be directed by fellow students and staff, identify key resources to support individual and project development, and critically reflect upon all relevant processes and outcomes.

Course learning outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate, adapt and apply instrument and ensemble specific knowledge, technical and performance skills in a specific contemporary ensemble setting;
  2. Identify and evaluate key resources to support the development and delivery of a specific ensemble project;
  3. Develop and deliver an ensemble performance that models professional workflows;
  4. Effectively interpret and communicate complex musical ideas (oral and written) with both other musicians and audience;
  5. Work collaboratively and independently, take responsibility for, and critically reflect upon individual and group contributions to the development and delivery of the ensemble project.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Considering audience/environment: developing and effective and appropriate ensemble workflow 25.00
2. Identifying, evaluating and preparing appropriate musical repertoire 25.00
3. Analysing, adapting and applying specific details of musical style and genre 25.00
4. Communicating musical ideas in specific industry contexts 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

In order to complete the requirements of this course, students will require access to: (i) an internet connection to maintain ePortfolio and StudyDesk; (ii) a portable audio visual recording device such as the Zoom H2n audio recorder or the Zoom Q3 HD video recorder or recording devices built in to a laptop.
Materials as directed by the lecturer/s.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Annotated bibliography No 20 1,2
Assignments Creative Performance No 50 1,2,3,4
Assignments Written Reflection (personal/clinical) No 30 1,2,3,4
Date printed 2 July 2022