Year 12
Year 12
Piano

Music units 3 & 4

Music Performance

This unit focuses on building and refining 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 also present performances of both 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

AREA OF STUDY

1: Performance
2: Preparing for Performance
3: Music Language

UNIT 4

This unit focuses on further development and refinement of performance and musicianship skills. Students focus on either group or solo performance and continue preparation of a performance program they will present in the end-of-year examination. All students present performances of both group and solo music works using one or more instruments and take opportunities to perform in familiar and unfamiliar venues and spaces. Through analyses of other performers’ interpretations and feedback on their own performances, students refine their interpretations and optimise their approach to performance. They continue to address challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance and to strengthen their listening, aural, theoretical and analytical musicianship skills.

AREA OF STUDY

1: Performance
2: Preparing for Performance
3: Music Language

ASSESSMENT

UNIT 3

  • School assessed course work
  • Preparing for performance presentation and oral response
  • Solo and group performances
  • Aural and theory test
  • Practical demonstration of aural skills

UNIT 4

  • Preparing for performance presentation and oral response
  • Externally assessments
  • Solo or group performance: this makes up 50% of your study score for the subject
  • Aural and theory exam


School assessed course work breakdown

  • Unit 3 School-assessed Coursework: 20 per cent
  • Unit 4 School-assessed Coursework: 10 per cent
  • End-of-year performance examination: 50 per cent
  • End-of-year aural and written examination: 20 per cent.


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