VCE Music

Unit 1 Music Performance

Unit 1 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.

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)

Subject Pathways:

After studying Music Performance at Year 11 students can continue to study VCE Units 3 and 4 Music Performance.

Career Pathways:

If you enjoy Music and are interested in exploring occupations and training visit the link below.

https://www.myfuture.edu.au/bullseyes/details?id=25#/

  • Performer Band member
  • Singer
  • Keyboardist
  • Guitarist
  • Session artist
  • Freelance Songwriter
  • Jingle Writer (Radio, TV and Other Media)
  • Music Producer
  • Lyricist Composer
  • Music Supervisor

 

Unit 2 Music Performance

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.

 

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

Unit 3 Music Performance

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.

Outcome 1: Performance

Group Performance (5 mins at Creative Arts)

Solo Performance (15 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)

A Student’s Perspective:

Year 12 Music is an amazing subject. Unlike many other subjects it’s not content heavy so you don’t have to spend hours memorising facts.  Instead you work on your skills throughout the year making the year overall less stressful and fun (Yes fun, even though it’s a Year 12 subject). Sarah Canning

Unit 4 Music Performance

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.

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)

 

Units 3 and 4 Assessment

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority will supervise the assessment of all students undertaking Units 3 and 4. In the study of Music Performance students’ level of achievement will be determined by School-assessed coursework, a Performance examination and an Aural and Written examination.

Percentage contributions to the study score in Music Performance are as follows:

  • School-assessed Coursework
  • Unit 3: 20%
  • Unit 4: 10%
  • End-of-year Performance examination: 50%
  • End-of-year Aural and Written examination 20%

Subject Pathways:

  • Sing/Play Music for your own enjoyment and fulfilment
  • Sing/Play for your family and friends
  • Sing/Play at church
  • Sing/Play in a community orchestra/band/choir
  • Enhance your appreciation for music – concerts, recordings

Career Pathways:

If you enjoy Music and are interested in exploring occupations and training visit the link below.

https://www.myfuture.edu.au/bullseyes/details?id=25#/

  • Performer Band member
  • Singer
  • Keyboardist
  • Guitarist
  • Session artist
  • Freelance Songwriter
  • Jingle Writer (Radio, TV and Other Media)
  • Music Producer
  • Lyricist Composer
  • Music Supervisor

A Student’s Perspective:

VCE Music Performance has been such a great but challenging subject. It is a joy to learn more about music, something that I love. Though it’s challenging, it gives such a sense of satisfaction when you realise you have developed a new skill, whether that’s in your performance or theory. In regards to the performing, the class is always such a comfortable and safe environment, with no fear of judgement. The teachers are all so supportive and make that extra effort to let you feel comfortable stepping our of your comfort zone.  Eliza Giuliano

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