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Music Performance — Ensemble Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 3.0 - For teaching in 2023.
Accredited in June 2017 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2019.

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Stage 2 Music Performance — Ensemble is a 10‑credit subject that consists of the following strands:

  • understanding music
  • performing music
  • responding to music.

The strands in Music Performance — Ensemble are interconnected and not intended to be taught independently. Students develop and extend their musical skills and techniques in creating performances as part of an ensemble. They interpret musical works, and apply to their performances an understanding of the style, structure, and conventions appropriate to the repertoire.

Students extend their musical literacy through discussing key musical elements of the repertoire, and interpreting creative works. Students express their musical ideas through performing, critiquing, and evaluating their own performances.