Skip to main content
Unit of study_

Ensemble Pedagogy - MUED3604

Year - 2020

Choral and/or instrumental ensemble programs are a significant component of school music education and commonly involve the music teacher in various musical roles in addition to those of co-ordinator and/or administrator. This Unit of Study is creative and practical in nature and provides students with both a general understanding of the fundamental components of school choral and instrumental work and a more detailed understanding of how to establish, maintain and sustain successful school choral and instrumental music programs. Key pedagogical issues are considered and relevant skills are practised, including arranging for ensembles. Particular emphasis is placed on a practical approach to leading and conducting rehearsals.

3 hour workshops x 13 weeks.

Submission of an arrangement/composition in short score of two pieces of music; planning and conducting of rehearsal session; planning a new ensemble program for your PEx school; submission of written rehearsal plan (100%).

Additional information
Please contact the unit coordinator for permission if not enrolled in BMus (Music Ed).


Faculty: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Music Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jim Coyle
HECS Band: 1
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

To help you understand common terms that we use at the University, we offer an online glossary.