Events – Workshops & Lectures

Music Analysis Google Meet Virtual Workshop 2020

Due to Covid-19 this year’s Analysis workshop will be held remotely via Google Meets!

The workshop has been heavily discounted and will consist of three 40 minute sessions with breaks to stretch your legs and a Q & A session at the end that will be really short if there are no questions!

An in depth workshop that teaches the skills required for Part A of the VCE Music Performance Exam. Focussing on

  • Appropriate vocabulary
  • Sample responses 
  • Techniques for answering questions
  • Ideas for honing listening analysis responses and writing in exam settings
  • Practice analysis questions

Teachers come free when you bring your students.

Date: Saturday 30 May

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: Your lounge room, your study, your living room

Trybooking link:

Twilight Analysis Class

Bring your questions, practice analysis under timed conditions, learn appropriate vocabulary to describe the elements of music, make meaningful link from the music to musical character, hone strategies for improving your analysis skills.

Date: Thursday 8 October

Venue: St Michael’s Grammar School, Performing Arts Centre, St Kilda

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Trybooking link: All future events listed at this link

Exam Preparation Workshop

Presented by Jenny Gillan, author of ‘Listening Beyond Hearing’ and teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

For students and teachers of VCE Music Performance.

This Exam Preparation afternoon will focus on the Analysis skills required for Section A of the written exam. 

It will cover: 

    • Required vocabulary for the analysis of the elements of music;
    • Linking the elements of music to the creation of musical character;
    • Comparison of interpretation questions; 
  • Exam techniques and strategies.

Date: Saturday, October 17th 2020

Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Venue: St Michael’s Grammar School, Bailey Room – 25 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182

Speed Analysis Sessions

Put on your slippers and make yourself a cup of hot chocolate while, from the comfort of your own home, you spend thirty minutes with Jenny Gillan. Learn quick tips to improve and practice music analysis skills in a thirty minute speed analysis workshop.

Date: Selected Wednesday evenings TBC

Venue: Online at home, in the car, on the beach…

Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm