Music Performance
Unit 1

 


Overview

Music Performance focuses on building students performance and musicianship skills to present performances of selected group and solo music works using one or more instruments. They study the work of other performers and explore strategies to optimise their own approach to performance work to address technical, expressive and stylistic challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance. Students also develop their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills.

Unit Prerequisites

N/A

Areas of Study

  • Performance
  • Preparing for performance
  • Music Language

VCAA Music Performance Study Guide

Unit Assessment

Outcome 1: Performance
> Group Performance (5 mins at Creative Arts)
> Solo Performance (10 mins)

Outcome 2: Preparing for Performance
> Demonstration (6 mins)
> Discussion Oral / Multimedia (4 mins)

Outcome 3: Music Language
> Aural, written and practical test (80 minutes)

 

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Music Performance
Unit 2

 


Overview

Unit 2 Music Performance focuses on building performance and musicianship skills. Students present performances of selected group and solo music works using one or more instruments and take opportunities to perform in familiar and unfamiliar venues and spaces. They study the work of other performers and refine selected strategies to optimise their own approach to performance. They continue to develop their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills and apply this knowledge when preparing and presenting performances.

Unit Prerequisites

N/A

Areas of Study

  • Performance
  • Preparing for performance
  • Music Language
  • Organisation of sound

VCAA Music Performance Study Guide

Unit Assessment

Outcome 1: Performance
> Group Performance (5 mins at Music Festival)
> Solo Performance (15 mins)

Outcome 2: Preparing for Performance
> Demonstration (6 mins)
> Discussion Oral / Multimedia (4 mins)

Outcome 3: Music Language
> Aural, written and practical test (80 minutes)

Outcome 4: Organisation of Sound
> A composition or an improvisation and accompanying documentation

 

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Music Performance
Units 3+4

 


Overview

In Music Performance Unit 3 students build and refine their performance and musicianship skills. Students focus on either group or solo performance and begin preparation of a performance program they will present in the end-of-year examination. As part of their preparation, students will take opportunities to perform in familiar and unfamiliar venues and spaces. They study the work of other performers and refine selected strategies to optimise their own approach to performance. Students develop, refine and focus their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills and apply this knowledge when preparing and presenting performances.

In Music Performance Unit 4 students focus on further development and refinement of performance and musicianship and continue preparation of a performance program they will present in the end-of-year examination. Through analyses of other performers interpretations and feedback on their own performances, students refine their interpretations and optimise their approach to performance. Students continue to address challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance and to strengthen their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills.

Unit Prerequisites

N/A

Areas of Study

  • Performance
  • Preparing for performance
  • Music Language

Unit Assessment

  • Unit 3 contributes to 20% of the study score
    > Outcome 1: 50%
    > Outcome 3: 50%
  • Unit 4 will contribute 10% of the study score.
    > Outcome 2: 100%
  • External Performance
    > examination will contribute to 50% and written examination will contribute 20%

Outcome 1: Performance
> Group Performance (5 mins at Music Festival)
> Solo Performance (20 mins)

Outcome 2: Preparing and Performing
> Demonstration (8 mins)
> Discussion Oral / Multimedia (5 mins)

Outcome 3: Music Language
> Aural, written and practical test (80 minutes)

 

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