Stage 2 Solo or Ensemble Performance

LENGTH OF COURSE: Full Year (10 Credits)

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Performance skills as an instrumentalist or vocalist in music and a willingness to continue tuition on that instrument. Successful completion of Stage 1 Music.

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Understanding Music: Students understand and apply key musical elements of the repertoire. Think critically and creatively and express their musical ideas.

Creating Music: Students develop and extend their practical music-making skills through performing works. They apply their musical understanding, skills and techniques in refining and performing music.

Responding to Music: Students engage critically and creatively with music, and strengthen their musical literacy, through critiquing and evaluating their own performances, interpreting the creative works they perform and expressing their musical ideas.

 

School assessment (70%):
Assessment Type 1: Performance – Public performance of 6 to 8 minutes and a 2-minute individual part testing.
Assessment Type 2: Performance and Discussion – Public performance of 6 to 8 minutes and a 2-minute individual part testing. A 4-minute oral discussion or 800 words if written of key musical elements of the chosen repertoire, with a critique of strategies to improve and refine their performance.

External Assessment (30%):
Assessment Type 3: Performance Portfolio – Public performance of 6 to 8 minutes and a 2-minute individual part testing. A 3-minute oral evaluation or 500 words of their learning journey.