Year 10
Year 10
Drum Kit

Music Performance

Year 10 Music Performance is the foundation for VCE Music. It offers the opportunity for students to improve their practical skill and knowledge of music theory while participating in both solo and ensemble performance. It is expected that students will be undertaking instrumental music lessons whilst completing this subject.

The course allows students to develop a wide range of performance and music theory skills and extend their skills in preparation for VCE music. It offers the opportunity for students to develop rehearsal strategies, performance technique and to develop an understanding of music technology. The course includes practical strategies for maximizing performance techniques and theoretical analysis. Year 10 Music Performance then leads into Year 10 Music Analysis.

It is recommended that any student wishing to take VCE music units 1&2 or 3&4 should take both Music Performance and Music Analysis at Year 10.

Assessment

Assessment takes a variety of formats including; development of performance skill, demonstration of rehearsal strategies and techniques, the demonstrated ability to reflect upon own and others performances. Creating and rehearsing music performances for a variety of purposes, the development of interpersonal skills reflected in effective ensemble rehearsals and performances.

Music Analysis

Year 10 Music Analysis follows on from Year 10 Music performance and is a pathway into VCE Music. It offers students the opportunity to strengthen their music analysis skills and develop their understanding of the way in which music is put together. Students will study a wide range of musical genres, discussing and analyzing musical works and prepare pieces for performance.

Students will develop their knowledge of music vocabulary, improve their practical skills and knowledge of music theory. It is expected that students will be undertaking instrumental music lessons whilst completing this subject.

It is recommended that any student wishing to take VCE music units 1&2 or 3&4 should take both Music Performance and Music Analysis at Year 10.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out in a variety of forms including; demonstration of performance skills, written analysis tasks and the demonstration of music theory skills through book work and testing.