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Music Performance 1 & 2

Introduction

Music is an integral part of all cultures and societies, both contemporary and historical. The study of music develops students’ understanding of artistic processes and contributes to the development of the aesthetic, cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains.

Students develop knowledge of stylistic, aesthetic and expressive qualities and characteristics of music and develop their ability to communicate their understanding through music making: performing, composing, arranging and/or improvising: and musicianship: aural perception, analysis and music language.

Unit 1: Music Performance

 

This unit 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. They identify technical, expressive and stylistic challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance and endeavour to address these challenges. Students develop their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills and apply this knowledge when preparing and presenting performances.

Areas of Study

  1. Performance: In this area of study students prepare performances by selecting, researching and learning solo and group works.
  2. Preparing for performance: This area of study focuses on developing students’ capabilities to present musically engaging and technically competent performances.
  3. Music language: This area of study focuses on developing understanding of music language used for interpretation and critical listening.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. prepare and perform a program of group and solo works.
  2. demonstrate and discuss techniques relevant to the performance of selected works.
  3. identify, re-create, extend and notate music language components and short phrases, and describe ways elements of music may be interpreted.

Assessment

Satisfactory completion of the unit is based on a decision that the student has demonstrated achievement of the set outcomes specified for the unit.

Unit 2: Music Performance

 

This unit 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 identify technical, expressive and stylistic challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance and endeavour to address these challenges. Students develop their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills and apply this knowledge when preparing and presenting performances.

Areas of Study

  1. Performance: In this area of study students prepare for their performances by selecting, researching, interpreting and learning works.
  2. Preparing for performance: This area of study focuses on continual development of students’ capabilities to present musically engaging and technically competent group and solo performances.
  3. Music language: In this area of study students continue to build their understanding of music language used for interpretation and critical listening.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. prepare and perform a program of group and solo works.
  2. demonstrate and discuss techniques relevant to performance of selected works.
  3. re-create, extend and notate music language components and short phrases, and describe ways elements of music may be interpreted.

Assessment

Satisfactory completion of the unit is based on a decision that the student has demonstrated achievement of the set outcomes specified for the unit.