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MUE4105 Directing School Music Ensembles
Credit Points: 15

In this unit, students will examine the unique pedagogy and methodologies associated with running a variety of instrumental ensembles in secondary schools. The unit will examine different ensemble contexts, including orchestral, concert band, jazz band, rock band and choral ensembles, and consider behavioural and constructivist approaches to ensemble direction. In addition, it will examine the differences between junior and senior secondary ensembles. It will examine teacher / student relationships, motivation, performance and group performance anxiety, assessment, administration and the legal responsibilities faced by ensemble directors in schools, as well as the role of ensembles within the broader Curriculum Framework and emerging Australian Arts Curriculum.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAGPMusic (Instrumental) Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013