Top Acts is curated by an artistic director who carefully selects works from across the 11 Top Class concerts. Selection is based on a number of criteria, including curatorial concerns, balance and diversity, and an outstanding Top Class performance standard.
For VCE Drama, Theatre Studies, Dance and VCE VET Dance, students are invited to audition for Top Class based on their performance examination. Invitations to audition will be sent out by post in mid-December after VCE results are released.
VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition and VEC VET Music performers are selected by panels who listen to the examination performance recording of students that received a high A+ in their performance examination. For music subjects, invitations to perform in Top Class are sent out by post in mid-December to selected students.
Top Class performers who have been selected for Top Acts will be informed over email in March, after all Top Class concerts have concluded.