On Tuesday 7 June ‘Sound Sessions’, a Sydney-based music education initiative consisting of live performance and interactive analysis workshops led by professional musicians, came to Bethany College to speak to our elective music students. They discussed the six concepts of music as well as the syllabus requirements set by the Board of Studies to break down what the HSC examiners are looking for in order to present a high level performance. Students were able to perform a song of their choice and were provided with extensive feed-back in terms of performance and expressive techniques, articulation, intonation and the balance between accompanist and performer. Overall, this was an invaluable experience which we all had the opportunity to take part in.
– Melissa Lameri