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Music Performance — Ensemble Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2017 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2019.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | School assessment | Assessment Type 1: Performance

Assessment Type 1: Performance (30%)

Students present an ensemble performance, or set of performances of a single work or a set of works by one or more composers, and individual evidence of each student’s contribution to the chosen ensemble through individual part‑testing.

In the ensemble performance and part-testing, students apply their knowledge and understanding of style, structure, and conventions appropriate to the repertoire. They interpret musical works, and apply their musical skills, technique, and accuracy to present their performance. 

The ensemble performance should be presented to a live audience. All performances and part tests must be recorded. The performance should be a maximum of 6 to 8 minutes.

The individual part‑testing should be approximately 2 minutes. 

For this assessment type, students provide evidence of their learning primarily in relation to the following assessment design criteria:

  • understanding music
  • performing music.