Events

The DSMusic plans for 2022!

Here at DSMusic we are hopeful that face to face workshops will be able to run normally and safely.  However, the following events are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and directives and rescheduling, or moving to an online version, may be required. If this is the case you will be contacted via the email addresses used for bookings. 

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NOW ONLINE – VCE Music Performance Workshop 2: Outcome 3 – Music Language: Focus on Listening & Interpretation (Analysis)

The language & skills you need to succeed in Music Analysis

Date: Sunday 15 May 2022

Time: 9.30am-1.30pm (the online session will be accessible from 9.25am)

This Workshop will now be delivered online via Zoom. Upon purchase of a Workshop ticket, the ticket-holder will receive the registration link for the Zoom session. Though it is not compulsory for all ticket-holders to attend the online session live – they will still receive all of the Workshop materials – those that do wish to attend must register via Zoom.

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance Units 1-4 & their teachers.

Cost: $77 per student. No refunds apply after 6 May 2022.

Although free, teachers and pre-service teachers must book a ticket to confirm their place.

Click here to book now or click here for a downloadable PDF flyer.

An interactive, comprehensive and information packed presentation PLUS a detailed handout and comprehensive set of notes from the day (emailed to all attendees after the workshop) are included in the ticket price. PLUS, there will be heaps of BONUS material added to help you with everything to do with performance analysis! 

Based on the analysis textbook Decoding Sound: Music Analysis for the Secondary School, author, educator and musician, Deborah Smith will take you through a range of activities designed to teach you how to analyse music for VCE Music Performance. Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance (Units 1-4) and their teachers.

Topics covered at the workshop include:

Bookings close Saturday 14 May 2022 at midday unless sold out.


VCE Music Performance Workshop 3: Outcome 3 – Music Language:  Aural & Written Exam Preparation

Revision of requirements and strategies for exam success

Date: Sunday 28 August 2022

Time: 9.30am until 3.00pm (registration from 9.00am)

Venue: Arnold Hall, Trinity Grammar School, Charles Street, Kew, Vic, 3101

Suitable for students studying VCE Music Performance Units 1-4 & their teachers

Deborah Smith, author of the highly successful Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School text book series and Decoding Sound – Music Analysis for the Secondary School will provide an overview of requirements for the VCE Unit 4 Aural & written examination including exam strategies for success.

Bookings open 28 June 2022.


Individual Professional Learning

Deb 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 DSMusic resources.

Online Courses

We run several online courses for music teachers and their students.

Contact Deb for more information about the Music Language Online Courses – Analysis and Musicianship. These are concept-focused, interactive and work perfectly alongside other DSMusic products.

Click here to request a call from Deb.