Free Video Performance Evaluation for VCE Music Repertoire Unit 4 students

VCE Music Repertoire students can benefit from undertaking an AMEB Victoria Performance Evaluation. For a limited time, VCE Music Repertoire Unit 4 students can receive a complimentary Performance Evaluation by video.

Students can perform their VCE Unit 4 assessment program ‘to camera’, submit the video recording to AMEB Victoria, and receive constructive written feedback from an AMEB contemporary or classical music examiner.

Whilst AMEB examiners are not able to comment on the student’s achievement against specific VCE assessment criteria, our specialist examiners can offer constructive feedback on artistic aspects of the performance and identify technical areas for attention.

Videos may be submitted at any time, but must be received by 13 September at the latest.

Program of work and performance time

The program of work may include all or part of a VCE Unit 4 Music Repertoire performance. The duration of the performance should be no more than 25 minutes.

At the beginning of the recording, the candidate should introduce themselves and the title of the first item e.g.: “My name is John Smith. My first piece is XXXXX.” Each subsequent work should also be announced, e.g.: “I will now play XXXX.”

Guide to recording a performance for video evaluation

Camera and microphone

A high-quality recording device should be used; a recent-model smart phone or tablet might be suitable (test both audio and vision). Video resolution of 720p is recommended (minimum 480p). The camera must be positioned to capture the performer’s face, both hands and the instrument. It is important that the sound is appropriately balanced between the solo part and the live or recorded accompaniment (if any). Choose a quiet location with good lighting and minimal ambient noise.

How to submit a VCE Video Performance Evaluation

Record the performance in one take with a good-quality recording device.

Upload the performance video to the school’s file sharing service e.g. Google Drive, One Drive, Vimeo, DropBox, or YouTube. Copy the video link to paste into the AMEB submission form.

Complete the submission form to submit the video recording to AMEB Victoria (It is not necessary to enrol on AMEB Connect.) Please note that the form must be completed by the enrolling person who must be over 18 years of age. Submissions close on 13 September.

The video will be reviewed by a specialist examiner and a written report will be emailed to the enrolling person within 14 days.

AMEB Victoria Performance Evaluations

Our Performance Evaluation program aims to encourage and motivate learners of any age or level of attainment by providing achievable goals, feedback on progress, and recognition of their efforts.

Performance Evaluation is useful for developing musicians whose study programs do not align with the requirements of AMEB Practical Exams, as the content of the evaluation is established by the teacher and customised to the needs of the individual student.

A 20-minute or 30-minute Performance Evaluation might be suitable for students who:

• are preparing for a VCE examination
• would value feedback prior to an AMEB examination (e.g. an Associate or Licentiate Diploma exam)
• are learning in a Suzuki or Yamaha program
• are learning in a group
• are progressing through a development program that does not align with AMEB Practical exam requirements.

A 10-minute Performance Evaluation might be suitable for students who are in their early stages of learning and who would benefit from having a performance opportunity to work towards, some encouraging feedback, and a certificate to recognise their progress.

Face-to-face Performance Evaluations

The student has an opportunity to perform an individually-selected program of work for an AMEB Examiner and receive constructive feedback through a written report. Face-to-face Performance Evaluations might also be available for small ensembles, and concert-style evaluations might be possible by special arrangement.

Video Performance Evaluations

Students also have the option to record their performance and submit a video for evaluation at any time before 28 November. (Complimentary VCE Repertoire Unit 4 Performance Evaluations must be submitted by 13 September.)

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