Events

Invite Deborah to your school to give a workshop directly tailored to your teachers (classroom music and/ or instrumental) and/or your students.

Throughout the year, Deborah runs several online courses for music teachers and their students.
Click here for information about the VMPC - VCE Musicianship Preparation Course - for all VCE Music Performance students and their students.
Click here for information about the 10 Weeks of Solfa course - an introduction to solfa, rhythm names and the other music education tools used to become truly musically literate.

Deb also offers individual professional learning for Secondary School classroom music teachers and will happily give you a call to organise a chat or visit to help you get the most out of the "Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School" resources. Click here to request a call from Deb.


VCE Music Performance Analysis Workshop: Listening Beyond Hearing

With Jenny Gillan, author of the new ‘Music Analysis: Listening Beyond Hearing’ eBook.

About the presenter: Jenny currently teaches at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. She studied at the University of Queensland (Master of Music Studies) & at the Kodály Institute, Hungary. Jenny has taught at the Melbourne University & the Melba Conservatorium. She is a regular presenter at conferences & workshops in the field of the development of aural & analysis skills.

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers

Topics covered

  • Terms & requirements
  • Suitable vocabulary for the analysis of the elements of music
  • Interpretation & its effect on expressiveness in performance
  • Listening strategies for "unheard" works
  • Questions essentials
  • Suggestions for future practice

When?

Saturday 19 May 2018
1:30pm – 5:00pm

Where?

Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles St South Bank

Click here for more information and PDF booking form

Click here to book online


VCE Aural & Written Exam Preparation Day – Music Performance

With Deborah Smith author of the highly successful ‘Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School’ text book and CD series & Jennifer Gillan, specialist music teacher at VCASS, author of “Music Analysis – Listening Beyond Hearing”.

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers

Aural/Theory/Analysis

  • Terms & Requirements;
  • Question essentials;
  • Future practice ideas.

Aural/Theory

  • Key knowledge & skills;
  • The answering process;
  • Practice questions;
  • Exam strategies.

Analysis

  • Suitable vocabulary for the analysis of the elements of music;
  • Interpretation and its effect on expressiveness in performance;
  • Comparison of interpretation questions and techniques;
  • Listening strategies for “unheard” works.

When?

Sunday, August 26th 2018
9:30am – 4:00pm

Where?

More information coming soon!


2019 Workshops:

Introduction to VCE Music Performance Aural and Theory

Deborah Smith, author of the highly successful ‘Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School’ text book and CD series, presents an interactive lecture and workshop for students studying VCE Music Performance (Units 1 & 2 or 3 & 4).
Using a range of tools such as solfa, singing & rhythm names, Deborah will provide an overview of the Theory and Aural comprehension (Outcome 3 – Musicianship) components of VCE Music Performance along with advice on how to learn and improve in all these areas:

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers

More information coming early 2019!