Music Inquiry (Unit 3 & 4)

Music Inquiry (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

This study offers pathways for students whose main interest is a combination of performing, composing/arranging and investigating music through music making, analysing and responding in relation to their particular interests. Music making is a collective and integrated experience. It involves composing, arranging, interpreting, reimaging, improvising, recreating, performing and critiquing music in an informed manner. Students develop aural skills by responding to music from a range of sources across time and place. They analyse music works and/or styles and develop an understanding of how the treatment of music elements, concepts and compositional devices in one work and/or style can be identified and explained in the works of others.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform a work in the style of a selected work/creator and explain how the performance relates to the selected music style and/or creator
  • Create and/or arrange music and demonstrate the connection to the selected music style and/or creator
  • Analyse and describe the treatment of music elements, concepts and compositional devices in two works
  • Listen and respond to selected music excerpts from a range of styles
  • Externally-assessed Task (EAT) – Submit a folio that contains documentation, video recording of a performance and an audio and/or video recording of a composition/arrangement
  • End of year written examination

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