Top Class  

Selection process

Top Class Sound

Top Class Sound 2018 has concluded. Applications for Top Class Sound 2019 will open on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Top Class Sound is the only concert that is selected from applications. Students who complete VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation and/or VCE VET Music 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.

Online application

Applicants who apply online are required to upload a recording of your work, a handwritten score or copy of a computer generation and up to three (3) pages of annotations that describe the characteristics of the work.

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

Hard copy application

Please download the Top Class Sound 2018 application form (pdf - 59.48kb).

Please post hard copy applications to:

Helen Champion
Top Class Sound, VCAA 
Level 7, 2 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000

Please leave extra time for your application to arrive by post. Applications that were not postmarked on or before Thursday 19 October 2017 will not be accepted.

Top Class Music

VCE Music Performance, Music Investigation, Music Style and Composition and VCE 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 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 2018 will be sent out by post in mid-December.