Ensembles You Can Join
Open to all UNSW students by audition only: UNSW Orchestra, Burgundian Consort, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Jazz Conjunto (T2 only) and Tango Ensemble (T3 only).
Open to all UNSW students by registration (no audition required): Collegium Musicum Choir and UNSW Wind Symphony.
Open to any UNSW students through the courses BA Performance Labs A/MUSC1708 (12UOC) or Music Ensemble/MUSC4706 (6UOC), as well as all UNSW BMus students:
Audition or Submission required: Advanced Jazz Ensemble, Balkan Ensemble, Chamber Music Ensemble (T2 & T3), Guitar Ensemble, Intermediate Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Latin Conjunto, Sound Lab Live (T3 only)
No Audition required: Balinese Gamelan, Fundamentals of Improvisation, Handbells Ensemble, Jazz Composition Ensemble, Jazz Keyboard Ensemble, Sound Lab Studio and West African Drums, UNSW Wind Symphony, Collegium Musicum Choir
Performance Lab Students
Students enrolled in a performance lab course must participate in an ensemble as a course requirement. These students must be aware that they need to attend 80% of ensemble classes as they would any other SAM class in order to meet the course requirements. These students will do part checking in Weeks 10 or 11, depending on the ensemble.
Students must also register/audition for an ensemble during O-Week as all ensembles start in Week 1. If students find themselves not signed up to an ensemble by Week 1, they must contact their convenor immediately.
Below are details of how to sign up, or audition for each ensemble for Trimester 2021.
Most ensembles will have a public performance that will take place at a time that differs from the usual rehearsal time. All participants in the ensemble are expected to attend this performance. Your ensemble director should be able to inform you of the date and time of this performance at the first rehearsal or earlier.