This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to expand repertoire and present an extended professional performance. It applies to musicians or vocalists with a higher level of skills in areas such as performance preparation, craft skills and musicianship as they seek regular professional performance opportunities. They may be refining skills on either a first or second instrument. 

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: - develop and implement a plan to refine own performance technique; - plan and present a performance program of a professional standard, on at least two occasions, to an audience, and; - monitor progress of own skill development, expanding repertoire in area of specialisation and incorporating feedback on own performance. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain strategies and exercises for refining technical skills and performance techniques; - describe qualities that contribute to professional standard performance; - describe typical issues and challenges that arise in the context of refining performance technique and expanding repertoire, and how to address them, and; - describe work health and safety principles relevant to professional performance contexts.

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