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Curriculum 2021

Music Performance - Ensemble

 

Subject Name Music Performance - Ensemble
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Music is required
Staff Contact Brendan Fitzgerald
brendan.fitzgerald940@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Students develop and extend their practical music-making skills through performing works in an ensemble. They apply their musical understanding, skills, and techniques to refine and perform music. Students analyse their repertoire, and critique strategies to rehearse and develop their performances, and effectively contribute to the collaborative process of an ensemble.  

Students apply knowledge and understanding of the style, structure, and conventions appropriate to the repertoire, in developing and refining musical performances, their musical imagination, and their ideas about and appreciation of music. 

Assessment

Performance  30%

  • Students present three ensemble performances of 6 to 8 minutes, choosing one or more instruments (voice, acoustic or electronic) as appropriate to the focus of their learning. They must provide individual evidence of their contribution to the ensemble through individual part-testing (2 minutes).

Performance and Discussion  40%

  • Students present an ensemble performance and provide individual evidence of their contribution to the ensemble through individual part-testing (2 minutes). They present a discussion of key musical elements of the repertoire, with a critique of strategies to improve performance - maximum of 4 minutes if oral/multimodal, 800 words if written.

Performance Portfolio  30%

  • Students present a 6 to 8-minute ensemble performance and individual evidence of their contribution to the ensemble through individual part-testing (2 minutes). Students complete an evaluation in which they discuss, critique, and evaluate their entire learning journey through their course of study in this subject - maximum 3 minute oral/multimodal form or 500 words.

Additional Information

Instrumental Music Program - All students are expected to commit to learning an instrument or take vocal lessons with either Education Department Instrumental Music teachers or private providers.

Students are required to participate in either the school vocal ensemble or stage band with three public performances per year, including Arts Night and Music Night events, plus additional school assembly performances.

A range of workshops and excursions for concert attendance to underpin knowledge are offered throughout the year. This subject must be studied in conjunction with Year 12 Music Performance - Solo.