Developing refined skills of interpretation underpins all successful IB Music performances. Refinement of performance skills requires a thorough understanding of the music presented and a comprehensive knowledge of how the elements of music are reflected in the selected works.
This will enable each student to demonstrate their skills in their chosen instrument or voice, and meet IB Requirements and the relevant Criteria for the level for which they are preparing (either Standard or High). As part of interpretation preparation, students are guided through the importance of understanding phrasing
and the impact of the phrasing on the structure of the music their interpretation. In addition, students are encouraged to explore the subtleties of appropriate dynamics, rubato and expressive techniques
relevant to the style and genre of the chosen repertoire. Refinement of interpretation and the opportunity to allow the music to “breathe” underpins a musical reading and enables the student to demonstrate a highly sensitive and personalised performance. It is also vital to develop a sense of recital
, where the student demonstrates their technical prowess and the necessary stamina needed for a demanding performance examination. In addition, insightful interpretation assures the student of demonstrating a sophisticated and authoritative performance.
“Jennifer attends our HSC Performance afternoon and her extensive feedback is very valuable for the students in their final weeks of HSC preparation.” Margaret Ferguson, Head of Music, Kincoppal-Rose Bay School
I offer advice in stylistic interpretation (for any instrument/voice, in any style) their chosen level of performance to meet IB requirements), ensuring students are able to demonstrate their skills and meet the Marking Criteria. Would you like to book Mini master classes on your chosen instrument?