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Students will be placed in University of Melbourne orchestral ensembles for intensive training in all aspects pertaining to performing in a large ensemble setting. A focused approach to the rehearsal, recording, and performance of a broad range of works from across the symphonic canon and new works will be addressed through the guidance of specialist staff. Other topics addressed will include rehearsal conduct/etiquette and knowledge of performance styles.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- understand and demonstrate the breadth of skills required to perform and record as a member of a symphony orchestra, and the standard to which a professional is held;
- communicate appropriately with a conductor and other members of the orchestra;
- understand and demonstrate the breadth of performance styles necessary for the symphonic canon and demonstrate an ability to perform in multiple styles with direction;
- demonstrate an awareness of, and ability to perform in, differing performance styles for repertoire throughout history;
- demonstrate an understanding of a broad range of orchestral works throughout history;
- demonstrate artistic flexibility in musical performances;
- perform in accompanying roles;
- demonstrate an understanding of how to approach new works without direction;
- work collaboratively with other musicians;
- demonstrate collegial communication skills.
Last updated: 18 December 2019