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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.

Performance selection

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.

2017 Top Class concert dates and venues

Bookings for the 2017 program will be available from 1 December 2016.

DANCE

DateTimeVenueDescription
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

SOUND

DateTimeVenueDescription
Friday 24 February 1:30 pm Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne, Parkville Original music composed by VCE Music Investigation, Music Performance, VET Music and Music Style and Composition students

DRAMA and THEATRE STUDIES

DateTimeVenueDescription
Thursday 2 March10:30amMelbourne Recital Centre, SouthbankDrama  concert 1
Thursday 2 March2:00pmMelbourne Recital Centre, SouthbankTheatre Studies concert 1
Thursday 2 March6:00pmMelbourne Recital Centre, SouthbankDrama concert 2
Friday 3 March 10:30amMelbourne Recital Centre, SouthbankTheatre Studies concert 2
Friday 3 March 2:00pmMelbourne Recital Centre, SouthbankDrama concert 3

MUSIC

DateTimeVenueDescription
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