2018 VCE Workshops – save the dates! (Watch this space for more information).

18 March 2018 - Introduction to VCE Music Performance Aural & 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:

What you need to know and how to make sure you do!

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers.

20 May 2018 - VCE Music Performance Analysis Workshop

With Jenny Gillan, author of the new ‘Music Analysis: Listening Beyond Hearing’ 3rd Edition. 

Topics covered

  • TERMS & REQUIREMENTS
  • SUITABLE VOCABULARY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
  • FOCUS ON INTERPRETATION & ITS EFFECT ON EXPRESSIVENESS IN PERFORMANCE
  • LISTENING STRATEGIES FOR 'UNHEARD' WORKS
  • FOCUSING ON QUESTION ESSENTIALS
  • SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE PRACTICE

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers.

26 August 2018 - VCE Music Performance Aural & Written Exam Preparation Day

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 all students studying VCE Music Performance, and their teachers.

Aural/Theory/Analysis

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.

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance & their teachers.