VCE SINGING LESSONS

Melinda has been teaching VCE Contemporary Voice for many years, preparing students for the end-of-year performance exam and all singing assessments (SACs). She has been a VCAA panelist for VCE Contemporary Voice and has presented workshops and mastersclasses for students, singing and school teachers and music associations, including; the Association of Music Educators (aMuse), the Australian National Association for Teachers of Singing (ANATS) and the Victorian Music Teachers Association (VMTA).

VCE Music Performance: SACs & the End-of-Year Performance Exam

 

The role of the singing teacher is to prepare the student for assessments involving singing, of which here are two "SACs" (School Assessed Coursework) per semester, across two years (Units 1-4). At the end of Unit 4, students present a 25-minute performance to two VCAA assessors (external exams). Singing lessons during the Units 3 & 4 year focus on the performance exam, and the vocal techniques required for the individual songs in the program.

 

 

 

 

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Technical SAC 1

Technical SAC 2

Technical SAC 1

Technical SAC 2

Performance SAC 1

Performance SAC 2

Performance SAC 1

Performance SAC 2

End-of-year

Performance Exam

(& music language exam)

End-of-Year Performance Exam (October)
 
Students have 25-minutes to present a program, to a panel of two VCAA assessors.
The songs are selected from the current VCAA Priscribed List of Notated Solo Works for Contemporary Voice. http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Documents/vce/music/sololist/voicecontempop.pdf
 
Students select, in consultation with Melinda, a "vocalise" (technical study), and then at least 5 songs from other categories. The aim is to present a contrasting program of songs that displays the best features of the singer's voice, musicality and expressive styles.

* Not all SACs are listed here - just the SACs related to content covered in singing lessons.