MUSA293-23W (A) Whole Year 2023 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Ensemble 2

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 27 August 2023


The course aims to further develop students' performance and rehearsal skills in one or more music ensembles ranging from large - such as orchestra (CYO), Consortia, or UC Gamelan Ensemble - to small ensembles such as 3-piece contemporary bands or chamber groups.

The course aims to further develop students’ performance and rehearsal skills in one or more music ensembles ranging from large—such as orchestra (CYO), Consortia, or UC Gamelan Ensemble—to small ensembles such as three-piece contemporary bands or chamber groups.  

Note that these ensembles comprise a mix of 100, 200 and 300 level performance students, all of whom demonstrate abilities in a range of instrumental and musical skills. In addition to their base set of skills, students will also demonstrate abilities and experience based upon their level of enrolment corresponding to early, intermediate and advanced stages of development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Further developed technical and ensemble performance skills;
  • Further developed an understanding of one’s individual capacity to contribute to an ensemble performance;
  • Wider knowledge of repertoire for the ensemble;
  • Further experience of public performing skills and an enhanced engagement with the audience and stakeholder community;
  • Enhanced skills for setting and achieving goals collectively, time management, preparation, persistence and self-motivation.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


MUSA191, MUSA192, or


MUSA291, MUSA292, MUSI294.

Timetable Note

• 48 hours attending rehearsals and Performance Workshops.
• 3 hours preparing for oral presentation
• 24 hours dress rehearsal and concert performance
• 75 hours self-directed practice

Course Coordinator

Justin DeHart


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Rehearsal Assessment 30%
Group Assessment 60% Group assessment of at least four qualified performances - usually one per term
Oral Presentation 10% One 10-minute oral presentation

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,488.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

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  • MUSA293-23W (A) Whole Year 2023 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)