Music Ensembles

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: MUS035
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton



Awards offering Music Ensembles

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Identify elements contributing to the success of performances.
  2. Explain the factors contributing to effective ensemble playing.
  3. Reproduce effective rehearsals and performance preparations
  4. Select performance styles and techniques to serve the objectives of the ensemble.         
  5. Discuss the audience engagement in and appreciation of performances.

Subject Content

  • The nature of performing, and the performer
  • Evaluating performances
  • Performance craft
  • Performance preparation
  • Performance organisation
  • Negotiating, contracts, and invoicing
  • Lessons, mentors, and peers

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Performance Reviews (20%)
  • Group Rehearsals (15%)
  • Performance(s) (50%)
  • Performance Evaluation (15%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided