VCE Season of Excellence - Top Class
Top Class 2017
Top Class presents eleven concerts by outstanding VCE performing arts students who have completed VCE Drama, Theatre Studies, Music Performance, Music Investigation, VET Music, Music Style and Composition, Dance and VET Dance.
At the Drama and Theatre Studies concerts participating performers speak about the preparation of their solo work from the student perspective.
Top Class Sound features performances of original musical works composed by students undertaking VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation, and Music Style and Composition, who have created original music as part of Unit 3 and 4 Assessment tasks.
The Top Class concerts run from February to March and are coordinated by the Season of Excellence’s Performing Arts Coordinator working with Assessors.
All concerts are presented at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank except for Top Class Sound which is presented at Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne, Parkville.
VCE Drama, Theatre Studies, Dance and VET Dance performers will be selected through invitation and audition. Initiations will be sent out by post in mid-December 2016 inviting performers to audition on the following days:
Dance and VET Dance: Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 January 2017
Theatre Studies: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January 2017
Drama: Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 January 2017
For Top Class Music: VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition and VET Music performers will be selected by panels who listen to the examination performance recording of students that received a high A+ in their exam in October. Invitations will be sent out by post in mid-December 2016 to selected students.
Applications for Top Class Sound
Applications for Top Class Sound 2017 are currently open and will close on Thursday 13 October 2016. Application forms can be found on the
Season of Excellence main webpage. Please note: Students who have composed works for Music Style and Composition are not required to submit an application for Top Class Sound. Works will be selected via the Externally-assessed Task process.
2017 Top Class concert dates and venues
Bookings for the 2017 program will be available from 1 December 2016.
|Tuesday 21 February ||1:30 pm ||Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne, Parkville ||Original music composed by VCE Music Investigation and Music Composition students|
|Thursday 23 February ||10:30am ||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank ||VCE Dance and VCE VET Dance|
|Thursday 23 February ||2:00pm ||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank ||VCE Dance and VCE VET Dance|
DRAMA and THEATRE STUDIES
|Thursday 2 March||10:30am||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank||Drama concert 1|
|Thursday 2 March||2:00pm||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank||Theatre Studies concert 1|
|Thursday 2 March||6:00pm||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank||Drama concert 2|
|Tuesday 3 March ||10:30am||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank||Theatre Studies concert 2|
|Tuesday 3 March ||2:00pm||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank||Drama concert 3|
|Wednesday 22 March ||10:30am ||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank ||Classical solo instruments |
|Wednesday 22 March ||2:00pm ||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank ||Contemporary solo instruments |
|Wednesday 22 March ||6:00pm ||Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank ||Contemporary / classical groups and soloists |