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MUI1002 Collaborative Music Practice 2

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 21 March 2023


Pre-requisite: MUI1001


Collaboration is of central importance to most music making. Professional musicians are able to effectively contribute musically and communicate musical ideas to a range of collaborators with diverse experiences and expertise. It is therefore extremely important for music students to cultivate nuanced knowledge of the role their specific instrument plays in the larger ensemble, as well as considering the effect that their contribution (musical and interpersonal) has on the larger group dynamic.

This course is designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills required to better adapt to the collaborative nature of the study of music at a university level. This course is taught by staff who have extensive collaborative experience, in a range of contexts.

Students will explore authentic collaborative contexts, the musical and interpersonal considerations for playing music in a variety of ensemble configurations, as well as assuming more autonomy with respect to the selection and interpretation of repertoire, in real time or via the StudyDesk.

Learning activities are designed to further develop students' knowledge and skills of and the application of technique across a range of musical instrument as it relates to performing in a contemporary ensemble, or where appropriate, performing as a lead instrument.

Classes also provide students with regular formative feedback, as well as valuable peer to peer support. In addition, this course employs early assessment to assist in identifying students in need of extra support.

Students will collaborate to create performances showcasing the learning that has been undertaken during the semester and will be assessed on activities relating to the development and execution of these performance outcomes.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 21 March 2023