Performance Electives

Subject details

Other units of study listed in the Core section can also be taken as electives. Elective units require a minimum enrolment number to run.

Performance including Chamber Music and Ensembles

CMPN1010 Creative Vocal Ensemble

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hr seminar per week; Workshop of composition ideas in Special Projects Week; Extra rehearsal time outside class in preparation for performance of student works; composition time (2 hours per week); score study and listening (1 hour per week). Assumed knowledge: Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software. Assessment: Composition for vocal ensemble (40%); Performance and rehearsal, professional participation (30%); Two short compositions (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Music for the voice is found across a range of styles from the ancient sounds of plainsong through to the music of Icelandic pop star, Bjork. Creative Vocal Ensemble provides the opportunity to workshop new compositions for groups of voices. Students analyse compositions from an eclectic range of styles that are covered in lecture/seminars in order to inform the creation of new works. Students taking this course will comprise a 'resident ensemble' in which the studied works may lead to the creation of new musical languages in student compositions.
EMUS1670 Pre-Baroque Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Matthew Manchester/Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar per week (12 weeks per semester) Assessment: Tutorial participation and preparation (50%); Spoken presentation (25%); Performance Exam (25%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This UoS will give vocal and instrumental students both theoretical and practical experience in pre-Baroque European music. Students will examine the basics of sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century performance practice, discover how the sixteenth-century musical mind approached art, and understand how perceptions of the music of this period are coloured by modern aesthetics. Students will learn about and apply practices elucidated in a range of historical written texts to sacred and secular ensemble music of the era, using historically appropriate instruments and/or techniques.
ENSE2300 Gamelan 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Gary Watson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hours per week Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit of study students learn to perform a repertoire of Balinese pieces of music on the Conservatorium's Balinese gamelan instruments. Through this, they will gain understanding of terminology for Balinese music, Balinese tuning systems, the roles of instruments in the gamelan, and formal characteristics of Balinese gamelan music. Performative aspects of Balinese music will be experienced and analysed.
ENSE2301 Gamelan 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Gary Watson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hours per week Assessment: Participation and student contribution (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit of study students continue to learn to perform a repertoire of Balinese pieces of music on the Conservatorium's Balinese gamelan instruments. Through this, they will build on their knowledge and understanding of terminology for Balinese music, Balinese tuning systems, the roles of instruments in the gamelan, and formal characteristics of Balinese gamelan music. Performative and elaborative aspects of Balinese music will be experienced and analysed.
JAZZ3301 Rhythm Awareness/Analysis

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Simon Barker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 12 x 2 hour lectures Prerequisites: JAZZ2604 Assessment: Class assessment 1 (20%); Class assessment 2 (20%); Rhythmic analysis (40%); Class assessment 3 (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Non-Jazz Students may take this unit after completion of their Principal Study 4 with the approval of the Chair of Jazz or Unit Co-Ordinator.
This unit of study is an elective course in rhythm that introduces students to a broad range of material, including case studies of influential local and international approaches to rhythm construction, and overviews of various rhythmic traditions from Asia, Latin America, the USA, Africa, and India. Without doubt, rhythm has become the primary organisational tool in contemporary jazz performance, with many of the world's most influential jazz artists now employing complex rhythmic structures, odd-time signatures, odd-rhythmic groupings, metric modulations, as well as rhythmic models from traditional music styles, as basic structural frameworks and improvisational prompts.
MUSC2300 Repertoire Orchestra 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Eduardo DiazmuƱoz Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture/rehearsal per week Assumed knowledge: Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to read and understand advanced music notation and should have previous experience playing in orchestral style ensembles. Assessment: A final grade for individual students will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrate in weekly rehearsals. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is offered at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Students enrolling in this unit are expected to read and understand advanced music notation and should have previous experience playing in orchestral style ensembles.
The Repertoire Orchestra will give opportunities to develop the entire range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be a member of a professional orchestral ensemble, educator or orchestral trainer. This course is designed to prepare students to audition also to the SCM Symphony Orchestra. Teamwork will be developed thorough knowledge of orchestral style and practice, ensemble intonation, the ability to work with a conductor and interpret gestures. Assessment is based on all aspects of participation, aptitude and performance in the ensemble.
MUSC2301 Repertoire Orchestra 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Eduardo DiazmuƱoz Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 3 hour lecture/rehearsal per week Assumed knowledge: Students enrolling in this Unit of Study are expected to read and understand advanced music notation and should have previous experience playing in orchestral style ensembles. Assessment: A final grade for individual students will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrate in weekly rehearsals. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is offered at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Students enrolling in this unit are expected to read and understand advanced music notation and should have previous experience playing in orchestral style ensembles.
The Repertoire Orchestra will give opportunities to develop the entire range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be a member of a professional orchestral ensemble, educator or orchestral trainer. This course is designed to prepare students to audition also to the SCM Symphony Orchestra. Teamwork will be developed thorough knowledge of orchestral style and practice, ensemble intonation, the ability to work with a conductor and interpret gestures. Assessment is based on all aspects of participation, aptitude and performance in the ensemble.
MUSC3601 Contemporary Music Making 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Clint Bracknell Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr lecture; 2 X 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: MUSC1503 or MUSC1504 or MUSC2653 Prohibitions: MUSC1401 or MUSC1402 or MUSC2403 or MUSC2404 or MUSC3405 or MUSC3406 Assessment: Chart and Brief (500 words) 20%; Demo recording and report (500 words) 25%; Refined demo recording, chart and report (500 words) 35%; Journal (1500 words) 20%. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students who do not meet the pre-requisite may seek special permission from the subject co-ordinator
Students will bring their composition, performance and music technology skills together to complete one project during the course of the semester. They will write, rehearse, perform and record their music. Finally, they will work with music industry professionals to create a plan to present their work to the public. Throughout the semester, students will engage in research, analysis and assessment of their own work and the work of their peers.
Textbooks
Byrne, David. How Music Works. Edinburgh: Cannongate Books, 2012.
PERF2604 Chinese Music Ensemble 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr rehearsal/seminar per week; some intensive rehearsals periods may be arranged prior to concerts. Assessment: Written Summaries (15%); Reflective Diary (10%); Instrument Study and Performance (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit students will receive small group tuition on one traditional Chinese musical instrument (provided on loan). They will be guided in playing the instrument in an ensemble, and will participate in ensemble performances. Through seminar-style discussions of four selected readings they will begin to develop a broad understanding of Chinese traditional musical instruments, ensembles, and musical structures, thus enhancing their knowledge of China's thousands of years of recorded musical history and its extensive and diverse musical traditions.
PERF2605 Chinese Music Ensemble 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 2hr rehearsal/seminar per week; some intensive rehearsals periods may be arranged prior to concerts. Prerequisites: PERF2604 Assessment: Online Discussion of Set Recordings (15%); Reflective Diary (10%); Instrument Study and Performance (75%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students may seek permission from the co-ordinator if pre-requisites are not met.
In this unit students continue their previous study of one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings. They are encouraged to build on technical capacity developed in their first semester's study, and to perform a wider range of pieces. They will also engage with recordings and live performances of Chinese music to further develop their understandings of traditional and contemporary Chinese music, and of how Chinese musical instruments have featured in a variety of musical contexts.
PERF3606 Chinese Music Ensemble 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr rehearsal/seminar per week; some intensive rehearsals periods may be arranged prior to concerts. Prerequisites: PERF2604 or PERF2605 Assessment: Class Presentation (20%); Reflective Diary (10%); Instrument Study and Performance (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit allows students to further develop proficiency on one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings, and to continue to perform with the ensemble. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Chinese music by conducting an interview with a performer or composer of Chinese music, and by exploring selected readings concerning the aesthetics and cultural politics that have played an influential role in recent compositions for the Chinese orchestra.
PERF3607 Chinese Music Ensemble 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Catherine Ingram Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 2hr rehearsal/seminar per week; some intensive rehearsals periods may be arranged prior to concerts. Prerequisites: PERF3606 or (PERF2604 and PERF2605) Assessment: Small Group Performance and Program Notes (30%); Reflective Diary (10%); Instrument Study and Performance (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit allows students to further develop proficiency on one Chinese instrument in both small group and ensemble settings, and to continue to perform with the ensemble. Students are also encouraged to take an increasingly active and independent role in engaging with Chinese music. In particular, they are guided and supported in small group collaborations focussing upon developing, rehearsing, recording and publicly performing an arrangement of a traditional Chinese piece and a contemporary composition for Chinese instruments.
VSAO3601 Stage Fundamentals For Singers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Narelle Yeo Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr lecture rehearsal per week; Intensive rehearsals in Special Projects Week up to 16 hours Prerequisites: 48cps of Units Assessment: Student Performance (50%); Portfolio (30%); Student Observation and Self-reflective Exercises (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit provides an overview of theatre skills as they relate to vocal performance. Students are introduced to the historical and cultural conventions of the theatre, and the specific way the voice and body are used in music theatre, operetta and opera. Students are taught the basics of stage deportment, movement and appropriate style for vocal performance. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to rehearse and perform a short operetta, opera or music theatre work in black box theatre style with piano reduction score. Students work collaboratively to create the ensemble vocal theatre performance.

Arts Music Concert Performance

MUSC2612 Music Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 contact hours/wk Prerequisites: 18 Junior credit points Prohibitions: MUSC2012 Assessment: 50 minutes of performance throughout semester (50%); participation and contribution during course and final public concert (20%); seminar presentation (15%); researched critical/programme notes (1200 words) (15%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition Requirements: 2 contrasting pieces (or excerpts) totalling 6 minutes and a brief interview.
This unit of study offers an integrated approach to live music performance that includes practical and research components. Students participate in solo and ensemble situations in weekly in-class concerts. Constructive feedback by peers is a significant part of this course and participants trace their own development in weekly reflective journals. Music of all genres (including classical, experimental, popular, jazz and world music), instruments and voice types are accepted, and collaboration across musical traditions is strongly encouraged. A number of seminars dealing with specific key issues are interspersed throughout this unit of study, including performance stress, technical and psychological preparation, ensemble communication and audience perception. Auditions are held during 'O Week' and Week 1 of semester. Please contact the Arts Music Unit Student Administration office on 9351 2923 for further information.
MUSC2613 Music Ensembles Performance

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Daniel Rojas Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr workshop and 1 x 1hr tutorial/wk Prerequisites: Music Performance MUSC2612, or written permission by the Arts Music Unit Prohibitions: MUSC2013 Assessment: Ensemble performances (50%); seminar presentation (20%); media release/programme note/review of a performance (10%); participation and contribution (20%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Ensemble Performance builds on the experience and skills cultivated in Music Performance. Students participate regularly in weekly rehearsal-workshops where ideas are tried out with the participation of peers and the Unit of Study coordinator. Students participate in various ensembles of different sizes, collaborating in a multiplicity of musical genres. This is a highly practical and challenging subject that encourages students to collaborate in a supportive and productive environment. Ensemble Performance culminates with a large-scale public performance in a public venue.

Brass Ensemble

BRSS1000 Brass Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS1001 Brass Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS1000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS2000 Brass Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS1001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS2001 Brass Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS2000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS3000 Brass Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS2001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS3001 Brass Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS3000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS4000 Brass Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS3001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.
BRSS4001 Brass Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Evans Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: BRSS4000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Admission subject to audition.
In these units, students will be expected to develop an increasing awareness and application of ensemble skills including intonation, blending, balance, and varying roles within the ensemble. Students will study repertoire of diverse genres and styles. On completion of this unit students will develop ensemble skills and repertoire knowledge.

Chamber Music

Students cannot enrol into Chamber Music 5 - 8 until Chamber Music 1 - 4 are completed.
CHMB3305 Chamber Music 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Six 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: CHMB2304 or CHMB2303 Prohibitions: ENSE3004 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will be expected to have reached more advanced levels of preparation, rehearsal and performance. They should be studying major repertoire including contemporary and Australian chamber works. Students will not be permitted to continue unless they are in an established group or are able to present a satisfactory group for approval.
CHMB3306 Chamber Music 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Six 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: ENSE3004 or CHMB3305 Prohibitions: ENSE3005 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Groups will be expected to show some initiative in liaising with the profession and the musical community outside the Conservatorium. Emphasis is placed on programming and audience communication through programming and stage performance techniques. Students will be encouraged to investigate new repertoire, commission new works, experiment with programming and promotion and seek out performance opportunities.
CHMB4307 Chamber Music 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Six 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: ENSE3005 or CHMB3306 Prohibitions: ENSE4006 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will be encouraged to investigate the depth and breadth of their repertoire and to remedy this where appropriate. The essential techniques of chamber music performance will be re-evaluated in the light of an extended period of study in the previous three years. Groups should seek out opportunities for residencies, festivals, recordings, master classes and other intensive programs. Many will now be in well-established combinations building a professional profile.
CHMB4308 Chamber Music 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Six 1 hr tutorials and unit specific seminars as outlined in course handout. Prerequisites: ENSE4006 or CHMB4307 Prohibitions: ENSE4007 Assessment: Tutorials (50%), one performance exam as rostered by unit coordinator (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
A final semester of study before students enter the profession or undertake periods of post-graduate study. Repertoire is further extended; works studied earlier may be revisited in the light of more greater experience and maturity. Established groups are encouraged to make their final performance a major public event providing a launch into the profession. Assistance may be given to achieve this.

Choir and Chamber Choir

ENSE1015 Choir 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1002 Choir 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1015 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1019 Choir 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2003 Choir 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE1019 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2008 Choir 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2003 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE3016 Choir 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2008 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE2012 Choir 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE3016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE4020 Choir 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs of rehearsals/wk Prerequisites: ENSE2012 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Rehearsals prepare members for public concerts at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers oratorio and large choral works in association with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, or the Early Music Ensemble. No auditions required. (Rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays, refer to timetable for details).
ENSE1601 Chamber Choir 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE1602 Chamber Choir 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE2603 Chamber Choir 3

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE2604 Chamber Choir 4

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE3605 Chamber Choir 5

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE3606 Chamber Choir 6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE4607 Chamber Choir 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.
ENSE4608 Chamber Choir 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Neil McEwan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 5hrs of rehearsals/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances. (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Audition required for entry in first week of each semester.
Rehearsals prepare the auditioned members of the Chamber Choir for a public concert(s) at the end of each semester. The music chosen covers compositions from Gregorian chant to the twenty-first century, and may include a baroque orchestra, or instrumental ensemble. Sight-singing skills, style and historical performance practice will be an emphasis in preparation for performances. Rehearsals include 2hrs with the Conservatorium Choir.

Composition

CMPN1010 Creative Vocal Ensemble

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paul Stanhope Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2 hr seminar per week; Workshop of composition ideas in Special Projects Week; Extra rehearsal time outside class in preparation for performance of student works; composition time (2 hours per week); score study and listening (1 hour per week). Assumed knowledge: Sight singing; basic choral skills required; familiarity with music notation and music notation software. Assessment: Composition for vocal ensemble (40%); Performance and rehearsal, professional participation (30%); Two short compositions (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Music for the voice is found across a range of styles from the ancient sounds of plainsong through to the music of Icelandic pop star, Bjork. Creative Vocal Ensemble provides the opportunity to workshop new compositions for groups of voices. Students analyse compositions from an eclectic range of styles that are covered in lecture/seminars in order to inform the creation of new works. Students taking this course will comprise a 'resident ensemble' in which the studied works may lead to the creation of new musical languages in student compositions.
CMPN1000 Composition Through Improvisation 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Judy Bailey Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr workshop/wk Assessment: Weekly assignments (70%), final recorded composition (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims, through performance, to help students develop vital aural and improvisational skills which will significantly enhance their compositional process.
CMPN1003 Composition Through Improvisation 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Judy Bailey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr workshop/wk Prerequisites: CMPN1000 Assessment: Weekly assignments (70%), final recorded composition (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit continues to develop through performance and investigation into experimental modes of presentation, to help students develop vital aural and improvisational skills which will significantly enhance their compositional process.

Conducting

PERF3000 Conducting 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: George Ellis Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/prac workshop/wk Assessment: Preparation/participation (25%), Continual progress (50%), Written assessment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: To remain in the unit, students must pass an audition in the first week of class. Audition requirements: To demonstrate the beat patterns for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and prepare Divertimento in D; Movement 1 K.136 (Mozart) demonstrating basic cues and dynamics.
Consolidation of stick and rehearsal techniques with emphasis on gesture and its expression in accordance with the score. Study of styles and interpretation of classical and romantic composers based on scores, recordings and the performance of works in class.
PERF3001 Conducting 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: George Ellis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1.5 hr lecture/ prac workshop/wk Prerequisites: PERF3000 Assessment: Preparation/participation (25%), Continual progress (50%), Written assessment (25%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Note: Students must obtain the level of a credit or higher in Conducting 1 to gain admission and prepare the Haydn Variations (Brahms): theme, var.1 and var.3 for audition. Students with conducting experience, who have not taken Conducting 1, can audition for entry.
Further development of conducting techniques with emphasis on communication of ideas and expressions through gesture. Score preparation. Discussion of rehearsal techniques and practical exercises with available ensembles.

Early Keyboard Class

EMUS1661 Early Keyboard Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will develop musical ideas and basic technical skills to play the clavichord, harpsichord and chamber organ repertoire in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of basso-continuo techniques, figured-bass realisation, improvisation and tuning.
EMUS1662 Early Keyboard Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS1661 Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit of study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play the harspichord and will be introduced to the 18th-century fortepiano in a chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting. Students will also study and gain experience of improvisation and cadenza writing.
EMUS2663 Early Keyboard Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Daniel Yeadon Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS1662 Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play Classical repertiore on the clavichord and fortepiano in an advanced chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting.
EMUS2664 Early Keyboard Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Neal Peres Da Costa Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 13 one-hour group classes Prerequisites: EMUS2663 Assessment: One 10-minute mid semester and end of semester exam - covering the performance of three works as well as a 1000-word written assignment or equivalent spoken presentation on a topic related to the repertoire (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this Unit of Study students will further develop musical ideas and technical skills to play Classical and Romantic repertoire on 18th- and 19th-century fortepianos in an advanced chosen program of study. Historical and stylistic awareness through research, discussion, and application will be a strong and on-going focus and students will also develop strategies in practice to be self-correcting.

Guitar Ensemble

STRG1039 Guitar Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG1040 Guitar Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG1039 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG2035 Guitar Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hour rehearsal/week Prerequisites: STRG1040 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG2036 Guitar Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG2035 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG3037 Guitar Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk. Prerequisites: STRG2036 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG3038 Guitar Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/week Prerequisites: STRG3037 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG4041 Guitar Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: STRG3038 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.
STRG4042 Guitar Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: STRG4041 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of ensemble skills demonstrated during weekly rehearsals and all ensemble performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students attend a weekly rehearsal/seminar involving sight-reading, new repertoire and preparation towards one or more guitar ensemble performances in the semester. Students will be required to attend all rehearsals/seminars within the semester and they will prepare and perform repertoire with the ensemble working under the direction of an ensemble leader.

Jazz Ensembles

JAZZ1000 Jazz Large Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction. Enrolment is subject to audition.
JAZZ1001 Jazz Large Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ1000 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ2002 Jazz Large Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ1001 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ2003 Jazz Large Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ2002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ3002 Jazz Large Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ2003 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ3003 Jazz Large Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ3002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ4002 Jazz Large Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ3003 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ4003 Jazz Large Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr Elective Jazz Orchestra or 3hr Big Band class Prerequisites: JAZZ4002 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students. Entry to these ensembles is by audition held during the week before classes commence in semester 1. Contact Chair of Unit for day and time.
This unit of study covers all aspects of professional and creative ensemble performance, including: reading, improvisation, dynamics, tone, intonation, articulation, swing, time-feel, style and ensemble interaction.
JAZZ1029 Jazz Small Ensemble 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students.
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ1030 Jazz Small Ensemble 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1029 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble.Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ2026 Jazz Small Ensemble 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ2027 Jazz Small Ensemble 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2026 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format.The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition and availability of places.
JAZZ3012 Jazz Small Ensemble 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2027 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ3013 Jazz Small Ensemble 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ3012 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places
JAZZ4014 Jazz Small Ensemble 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ3013 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.
JAZZ4015 Jazz Small Ensemble 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: David Theak Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ4014 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: These units are only available to non-jazz students
Each ensemble consists of a basic rhythmic section with one or more additional instruments to make up the traditional 'Combo' format. The musical content involves performance of small ensemble works and arrangements including original works by the students themselves in a nominated jazz ensemble. Enrolment is subject to audition, and availability of places.

Jazz Piano

JAZZ1025 Jazz Piano 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: 15min technical exam (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
This streamed class is available to all Conservatorium students (but not jazz majors) as a free choice. The course will focus on basic keyboard technique as well as jazz chord progressions and voicings in small classes with students of like abilities. Students are assessed on their rate of progress by demonstrating successful completion of pieces and exercises. At the end of year examinations, students are required to demonstrate scales, chords, voicings, bass lines and comping.
JAZZ1026 Jazz Piano 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1025 Assessment: 15min technical exam (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Consolidation and development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 1.
JAZZ2022 Jazz Piano 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ1026 Assessment: 15 min technical exam (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Consolidation and further development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 2.
JAZZ2023 Jazz Piano 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Kevin Hunt Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2022 Assessment: 15 min technical exam (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit of study is only available to non-Jazz majors.
Consolidation and further development of concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Piano 3.

Jazz Vocal Workshop

JAZZ2030 Jazz Vocal Workshop 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Judy Bailey Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during classes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This course aims to help students develop their skills with listening, part-singing (SATB), pitch awareness, intervallic accuracy, internal balance, use of dynamics, breathing, posture, general musicianship and performance.
JAZZ2031 Jazz Vocal Workshop 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Judy Bailey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2hr tut/wk Prerequisites: JAZZ2030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour, improvisational and ensemble skills demonstrated during classes (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Consolidation and development of content introduced in Jazz Vocal Workshop 1.

Orchestral Studies for Specialised Instruments

ENSE1018 Orchestral Experience 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Chair of Unit Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Up to 6 hrs/wk - Sectional classes, ensemble rehearsals and 2 public performances. Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only open for pianists and other specialised instruments assisting with/performing in limited orchestral repertoire. Please see your Chair of Unit if you wish to enrol in this unit. Concurrent enrolment in a non-orchestral instrument.
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will learn the necessary skills for orchestral and ensemble performance including refining intonation, tone control, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct of an orchestral musician.
ENSE1022 Orchestral Experience 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Chair of Unit Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Up to 6 hrs/wk - sectional classes, ensemble rehearsals and 2 public performances. Prerequisites: ENSE1018 Assessment: Tutor/conductor assessment based on attendance participation, performance and preparation, (100%). Further details in the Orchestral Studies Handbook. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit of study is only open for pianists and other specialised instruments assisting with/performing in limited orchestral repertoire. Please see your Chair of Unit if you wish to enrol in this unit. Concurrent enrolment in a non-orchestral instrument.
In these units of study, through a wide range of repertoire, students will learn the necessary skills for orchestral and ensembleperformanceincludingrefiningintonation,tone control, working with a conductor, ethics and professional conduct of an orchestral musician.

Recital Preparation

ACCP3611 Recital Preparation 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%) Practical field work: This is a practical subject Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in PS 6 or 8 Ext
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers particularly in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Through recital repertoire chosen by the student and the principal study teacher at the beginning of the semester, students will learn practical application of elements of preparation and performance including appropriate recital structure, issues in collaborative performance, strategies for improvement in accuracy of rhythmic and intonation control, ethics and professional conduct of a musician. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Ensemble Studies Unit.
ACCP3612 Recital Preparation 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%) Practical field work: This is a practical subject. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in PS 6 or 8 Ext.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers, particularly in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Ensemble Studies Unit.
ACCP3613 Recital Preparation 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jeanell Carrigan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 8 hrs per semester Assessment: Based on attendance, participation, performance and preparation (100%) Practical field work: This is a practical subject. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This subject is only available to students enrolled in PS 6 or 8 Ext or Perf Honours.
The purpose of each of the independent recital preparation units of study is to develop the range of skills that musicians must possess to prepare them to be professional performers, particularly in an ensemble situation. Students will receive training/instruction in all aspects of collaborative recital preparation. Students must abide by the recital preparation attendance and rehearsal policy of the Ensemble Studies Unit.

Saxophone Orchestra

WIND1016 Saxophone Orchestra 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND1017 Saxophone Orchestra 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND1016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND2016 Saxophone Orchestra 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND1017 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND2017 Saxophone Orchestra 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND2016 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND3018 Saxophone Orchestra 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND2017 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND3019 Saxophone Orchestra 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND3018 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This Unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND4030 Saxophone Orchestra 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND3019 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.
WIND4031 Saxophone Orchestra 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Duke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 hr rehearsal/wk Prerequisites: WIND4030 Assessment: A final grade will be compiled from continual assessment of professional demeanour and ensemble skills demonstrated during rehearsals and performances (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will help to develop ensemble skills that are essential for saxophonists playing in any conducted ensemble. The aim of this series of units is that the saxophonist will learn how to follow a conductor, listen to others, learn how to blend with other saxophonists and be able to play in a variety of styles.

Wind Orchestra 1

ENSE1017 Wind Orchestra 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE1021 Wind Orchestra 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE1017 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE2010 Wind Orchestra 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE1021 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE2014 Wind Orchestra 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE2010 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE3009 Wind Orchestra 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE2014 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE3013 Wind Orchestra 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE3009 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE4010 Wind Orchestra 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE3013 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.
ENSE4014 Wind Orchestra 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Dr John Lynch Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3hrs/wk plus performances Prerequisites: ENSE4010 Assessment: Level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance. (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Wind Orchestra is a performing ensemble open by audition to musically experienced performers on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, as well as one string bass and one piano. This large concert ensemble performs the finest repertoire for concert band in a broad range of styles including the standard masterworks alongside challenging new compositions. This ensemble provides an artistic and expressive outlet for the members from the Conservatorium and the University through weekly rehearsals and public performance. The Wind Orchestra rehearses and performs in the historic Verbrugghen Hall at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Assessment: level of preparation, actively weekly participation in the rehearsal process, and quality of performance.

Strings Performance Class

STRG1015 Strings Performance Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class.The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG1016 Strings Performance Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG1015 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG2014 Strings Performance Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG1016 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG2015 Strings Performance Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG2014 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG3018 Strings Performance Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG2015 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG3019 Strings Performance Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG3018 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG4016 Strings Performance Class 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG3019 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.
STRG4017 Strings Performance Class 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One 2hr class/wk Prerequisites: STRG4016 Assessment: Recording Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Performers require frequent exposure to performance opportunity. Strings Performance Class offers the opportunity for students to perform work in progress and receive qualified feedback from lecturers and guests specially invited to the class. The class aims to create a focused and supportive environment in which students can take performance risks. In response to performances the class is invited to discuss technical and musical observations relevant to string playing. All students enrolling in Strings Performance Class must be concurrently enrolled in Principal Study in a string instrument.

Vocal Performance Class

VSAO2037 Vocal Performance Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr tutorial/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO1018 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
In this unit, students work in close collaboration with each other gaining experience of peer learning and creative expression. Detailed work on the major singing languages will further develop the ability to interpret in a variety of styles and genre. By the conclusion of this semester, students should be able to demonstrate growing technical competence and some individual interpretative distinctiveness.
VSAO2038 Vocal Performance Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr tutorial/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO2037 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
In this semester, students will develop more advanced concert performance skills. Imagination will be encouraged as well as additional detailed text development and understanding. By the completion of the semester, students will be able to interact more successfully with the audience through this increased knowledge of the text and its interpretation.
VSAO3037 Vocal Performance Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr tutorial/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO2038 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Students in this unit will refine their technical foundation, reinforce their awareness of stylistic variety, and reveal a growing confidence in ensemble with the piano. Performance will focus on successful presentation between time periods and styles of the studied material. At the conclusion of the semester, students will present with more authority and confidence in a variety of styles.
VSAO3038 Vocal Performance Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr tutorial/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO3037 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This unit of study introduces the development of advanced concert presentation skills, with the application of technique at a high level of skill. By the end of the semester, tonal and dynamic variety in relation to the interpretative concept will develop effective communication to further develop individual performance.
VSAO4037 Vocal Performance Class 7

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr tutorial/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO3038 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
Students are encouraged to reflect on their individual performance strengths and weaknesses in preparation for recitals. They will utilise the workshop to develop their recital repertoire using peer feedback to elevate their performance skills. At the completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate some individual creativity through the use of sound technique, with musical and interpretative understanding.
VSAO4038 Vocal Performance Class 8

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Barry Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 2 x 1hr tutorial/wk Practical Work Prerequisites: VSAO4037 Assessment: 3 performances per semester plus class attendance and discussion (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
In this unit, students will receive additional refinement in order to be at the appropriate level of performance for graduation. At the conclusion, students should be able to perform with confidence and authority, showing technical facility, a sense of style, effective vocal and visual communication, artistry and empathy with other performers.

Woodwind Class

WIND2018 Woodwind Class 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Assessment: Masterclass performances, class participation (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND2019 Woodwind Class 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND2018 Assessment: Masterclass performances, class participation (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3020 Woodwind Class 3

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND2019 Assessment: Preparation of class material, masterclass performances, class participation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3021 Woodwind Class 4

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND3020 Assessment: Preparation of class material, masterclass performances, class participation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3036 Woodwind Class 5

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND3021 Assessment: Preparation of class material, masterclass performances, class participation (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.
WIND3037 Woodwind Class 6

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Sue Newsome Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1 hr tut/wk Prerequisites: WIND3036 Assessment: Masterclass performances, class participation (100%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students enrolled in Principal Study (Extended) units may not concurrently enrol in unit specific performance classes.
This series of units gives students an opportunity to perform regularly at masterclasses. Students will be expected to discuss and critique each other's performances in an articulate and constructive manner. Detailed analysis of musical style, breathing, posture and performance techniques will be covered.