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Unit Overview


Group music making is a core educational and experiential element of a major in Music. The Conservatorium offers a range of Large Music Ensembles which vary in size, duration and participation requirements each semester. Students enrolled in a variety of Music Practical Studies units (single instrument performance or composition) develop executive skills which are further demonstrated and enhanced by participation in a Large Music Ensemble. Satisfactory participation in these ensembles is a prerequisite for submitting for examination in the core Principal Studies or Practical Studies units.

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(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Music General Studies; Music major sequences

Students are able to demonstrate performance skills in large ensemble performance.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: participation in all rehearsals and performances. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the participation in all rehearsals and performances component.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Andrew Foote
Unit rules
MUSC1342 Principal Studies 2
or MUSC1742 Practical Studies B
MUSC2541 Principal Studies 3
Or MUSC2741 Practical Studies C
Contact hours
varies according to projects, but typically 20 contact hours per semester with no additional workload
The Conservatorium usually offers Orchestra, Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus as approved large ensembles each semester. Students from all Music Practical Studies, Music Principal Studies and some Broadening Ensemble units rehearse and present a public performance.

Volunteer students are welcome to join with these ensembles subject to meeting audition requirements. Volunteer students should speak with the ensemble director prior to the start of each semester to determine suitability and, if approved, enrol in this unit.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.