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Big Band 3 (MUSI30165)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 6.25On Campus (Southbank)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30165
Campus
Southbank
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The Big Band comprises 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Occasionally other instruments are employed for special projects, and for some concerts singers are also used. All positions are auditioned at the start of each year, and the timetable works so that students can take Big Band as well as Wind Ensemble or Orchestra. Each year the band performs at a range of venues including regular appearances at Wangaratta Jazz Festival. The music played covers a range of styles from the 30s to today, as well as student arrangements and compositions, and all students are encouraged to improvise.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • show technical development as ensemble musicians
  • participate with ability and self-confidence as a team member of a performing group
  • perform selected repertoire to concert standard
  • identify and exhibit specific knowledge of a range of ensemble repertoire
  • exhibit an informed respect for the values and principles of ensemble performance.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a capacity to think critically and independently
  • study selected repertoire relevant to the ensemble to performance standard
  • apply time and people management skills to rehearsal and performance planning
  • demonstrate teamwork skills in rehearsal/performance groups.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

The minimum level of performance required for this ensemble would be equivalent to AMEB grade 8 or a very high grade for VCE solo or group performance.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Weekly preparation of parts, individual and/or sectional practice and active contribution to all rehearsals and performances as directed (100%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • 100% weekly punctual and full attendance at all rehearsals and performances as directed is expected. Less than 80% attendance will result in a fail

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorTonie Field
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Southbank
    Contact hoursOne 2-hour rehearsal per week, up to 3 public performances per semester
    Total time commitment60 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Principal coordinator: Mx Tonié Field

    For all administrative enquiries, e.g. enrolment (including quota), class registration, special consideration enquiries:

    For all academic enquiries, e.g. assessment, attendance or subject matter enquiries:

Time commitment details

60 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 6 August 2019