MUSC1982 Music Ensemble 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Design and Creative Arts
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 1 elective
By participating in a music ensemble (related to that in which a student participated in MUSC1981 Music Ensemble 1* and that may be subject to audition**) or through the learning of new repertoire in the same ensemble, this unit enables students to develop instrumental/vocal skills to levels of assured and convincing public ensemble performance. A series of workshops focus on the development of analytical skills and approaches applied to music ensembles impact on communicative expressiveness in music ensemble performance. All ensembles perform at least once in public during the semester (either in the University or the wider community). This unit is an elective unit in the Bachelor of Arts degree. It is also open to students enrolled in other degree pathways who fulfil the prerequisites and who have an interest in music.

* Availability of ensembles for this unit is subject to change. All ensembles may not run in every semester.
** e.g. Symphony Orchestra, Winthrop Singers, Wind Orchestra.
Students are able to (1) perform confidently and convincingly in a chosen/approved music ensemble; (2) under ensemble direction, effectively control elements of ensemble performance (accuracy, articulation and phrasing, tone quality, dynamics, expression); (3) competently perform selected and extended repertoire in a public setting; (4) engage in analytical procedures in relation to music ensemble performance; and (5) present an analysis in written and/or oral format focused on concepts of communication and expressiveness in music ensemble performance.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) public performance; (2) rehearsal attendance and participation; and (3) a written/verbal presentation analysing music ensemble performance. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Andrew Foote
Unit rules
MUSC1981 Music Ensemble 1
Some ensembles are subject to audition (e.g. Symphony Orchestra, Con-Cantorum); some ensembles are non-auditioned and require no previous experience (e.g. percussion ensemble)
MUSC2541 Practical Music 3
MUSC2542 Practical Music 4
MUSC3541 Practical Music 5
MUSC3542 Practical Music 6
MUSC3401 Practical Studies 5
MUSC3402 Practical Studies 6
MUSC3601 Primary Music Curriculum and Ensemble Training 1
MUSC3602 Primary Music Curriculum and Ensemble Training 2
MUSC4401 Practical Studies 7
MUSC4402 Practical Studies 8
MUSC4601 Secondary Music Curriculum and Materials 1
MUSC4602 Secondary Music Curriculum and Materials 2
MUSC7401 Practical Studies Honours 1
MUSC7402 Practical Studies Honours 2
(Note: Students cannot take MUSC1981 Music Ensemble 1 if concurrently enrolled in MUSC1341 Principal Studies 1
MUSC1342 Practical Music 2)
Approved quota: 250—auditions for some ensembles, otherwise first come, first-served basis
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Mallet (estimated cost - $15 - $30)
(2) Ukulele (estimated cost - $50 - $100).
Contact hours
ensemble participation: 20 hours; seminars: 6 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.