This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform music for an audience as part of a group.  It applies to individuals who perform as instrumentalists and vocalists as members of a group. They may work in any musical genre. Performing in a group requires well developed interpersonal communication and collaboration skills, in addition to technical and musicianship skills.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - demonstrate techniques to prepare effectively for performance; - perform proficiently as a member of a group, before an audience on at least three occasions, and; - participate in evaluations of group performances. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe pre-performance warm-up procedures; - explain factors required to be effective as a musician or singer in a group, and; - outline issues and challenges that arise in the context of performing music as part of a group for an audience, and how they might be overcome.

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