Top Class  

Selection process

Top Class Sound

Applications for Top Class Sound 2019 are open and will close on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 5pm.

Top Class Sound is the only concert that is selected from applications. Students who complete VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation or VCE VET Music Industry (Performance) who have composed their own work and can arrange a high-quality live performance can apply for selection.

Students who have composed works for VCE 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. The VCAA will then contact students to confirm that a high quality live performance of the work can be organised.

Top Class Sound 2019 application form

From 2019 all applications for Top Class Sound will be online. Applicants are required to upload a recording of their work, a handwritten score or copy of a computer generation and up to three pages of annotations that describe the characteristics of the work.

This is an online application hosted on behalf of the VCAA by a third party. Before you leave the VCAA website to complete the application, please read this Collection Notice for important information about privacy.  By clicking on the link to the online application form, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and understood, and consent to, the terms of the Collection Notice.

Top Class Sound 2019 online application form


Top Class Music

VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition and VCE VET Music Industry (Performance) 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 will be sent out by post in mid-December to selected students.


Top Class Drama, Theatre Studies and Dance

For VCE Drama, Theatre Studies, Dance and VCE VET Dance, students are invited to audition for Top Class based on their performance examination. For theatre, dance and drama subjects, invitations to audition for Top Class 2019 will be sent out by post in mid-December 2018.