Music Performance Level 2

Music Performance Level 2

Music Performance Level 2

Do you have a passion for music? Do you want to study music at level 3, but you didn’t get the grades needed? Don’t worry St Vincent College music department can help you progress to the next stage. With our dedicated level 2 music programme.

Course outline:

You will be part of a thriving music department which offers students performance opportunities at major festivals, local venues and alongside professional promoters.

The qualification focuses on introducing key areas such as music performance, composition, recording, the music industry and organising a music product.

Throughout the course you will develop the necessary skills to progress onto the Level 3 programme. Which include instrumental/vocal workshops, ensemble performance skills, team work, organisation and musical development.

Course structure:

Mandatory Units:
Unit 1:
The Music Industry – this unit provides an overview of the industry, particularly focusing on the shape of the modern industry and covering the emergence of the role of the self employed producer, performer and promoter

Unit 2:
Managing a Music Product – this unit covers essential areas for progression, looking at the development of a music product. As well as providing a vehicle for demonstrating skills and learning, it also introduces the role o f planning and promotion in the management of a music product. Learners can base their work on a live concert, event, CD, or online product, providing opportunities for both music performers and technologists

Unit 8:
Music and Production Analysis – this unit develops learners’ ability to listen critically, which is key for those working in the music industry. Learners will have the opportunity to explore through critical listening the features of musical styles, genres and production techniques used in music.

Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    One year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    • Five GCSEs at Grades 1 to 3
    • Ability to play an instrument or sing would be an advantage.

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    Possible combinations:

    • GCSE Maths and English retakes
    • Functional Skills
    • Other level 2 programmes.

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • St Vincent Music Festival
    • Recording
    • Concerts and Festivals
    • Radio Station visits
    • University visits
    • Numerous performance opportunities
    • Studio visits

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    Skills developed:

    • Links to promoters, labels and venues
    • Creative composition and arrangement
    • Listening and analysis skills
    • Performance and sight reading skills
    • Oral and written discussion
    • Research
    • Teamwork and independent work

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Level 3 BTEC Music Performance & Music Technology (Production)
    • Performing Arts Qualification
    • Other Level 3 programmes

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    Assessment summary:

    Coursework, practical assessments and concerts

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