Music Investigation 1 - 4

Students choose an area of music to investigate. They research and prepare written and audio-visual work on this topic. They select music associated with their investigation topic and prepare and perform these pieces. Students can choose to complete the final assessment as a soloist or as a group performer. Students also complete a folio of composition, arrangement or improvisation works, which are also related to their investigation topic. Students are required to take regular individual lessons on their instrument or voice either at school or with an external teacher. Group performance at the College usually includes a range of contemporary styles such as Rock, Pop, Blues and Jazz.

Major topics covered in Units 3 & 4 include:

  • Investigation and report on an area of music chosen by the student
  • Composition, arrangement or improvisation, relevant to the student’s area of focus.
  • Solo or Group performance of a range of music relevant to the student’s area of focus.

Technical performance and unprepared performance (including improvisation)

There is an instrumental music levy for students who undertake individual instrumental/voice lessons at school. In 2012 this was $370.00.

 

No additional charge beyond the general materials fee.

 

This subject is intended for advanced performers. It is strongly recommended that students who undertake Units 3 and 4 Music Investigation undertake Units 3 and 4 Music Performance beforehand or in the same year that they undertake Units 3.

At the Unit 3 & 4 level students can choose one, two or all of Music Performance 3-4, Music Investigation 3-4 and Technical Production (Music Industry).

Entry to this subject is by audition. Completion of Unit 1-2 Music Performance is not a prerequisite but students would need to have equivalent performance and theory skills.  As a guide, students undertaking Music Performance would have completed around four years of lessons on their instrument (including voice) and approximately grade three theory.

 

There is an instrumental music levy for students who undertake individual instrumental/voice lessons at school. In 2012 this was $370.00.

 

No additional charge beyond the general materials fee.

For further information, click on the Study Summary link that will take you directly to the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website.