This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform live for audiences as a soloist.  It applies to individuals who perform as solo instrumentalists or vocalists. They may perform in any musical genre. They apply technical and musicianship skills and well developed stagecraft skills to engage audiences.

Unit details

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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 pre-performance checks and warm-ups; - perform proficiently as a soloist before an audience on at least three occasions, and; - plan strategies to improve future performances. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe pre-performance warm-up techniques; - explain how music knowledge is used by a soloist to enhance performance; - describe features of listening critically to own and others' performance; - explain the main requirements for an effective soloist musician or singer; - outline typical issues and challenges that arise in the context of performing as a soloist for audiences, and how they might be overcome, and; - outline work health and safety (WHS) principles as they apply to performing in a range of environments.

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