​​​​Music Performance – Exams and Examination Reports


Music Performance replaced Music Solo Performance and Music Group Performance in 2011.

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Exam Specifications and Advice

Performance ​Exam

Written Exam


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Past Exams and Examination Reports

Past exams are made available after any copyright issues are finalised. Examination Reports are prepared by the Chief Assessor and provide feedback on student performance in past examinations. Examination Reports for written exams contain some answers.

Current Study Design

The following exams relate to the current study design.

YearPast Exam PapersExamination Reports
2018 Exam (pdf - 412.13kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 9.88mb)
Exam – Performance (pdf - 228.93kb)
Exam – Written (pdf - 382.3kb)
2017 Exam (pdf - 480.61kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 4.13mb)
Exam – Performance (pdf - 287.43kb)
Exam – Written  (pdf - 578.49kb)

Previous Study Designs

Students and teachers should note that, with the introduction of a new study design, the following examination papers are not necessarily a guide to the current VCE examination in this study.

YearPast Exam PapersExamination Reports
2016 Exam (pdf - 871.03kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 5.69mb)
Exam – Performance (pdf - 89.49kb)
Exam – Written (pdf - 313.29kb)
2015 Exam (pdf - 222.55kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 4.25mb)
Exam – Performance (pdf - 250.43kb)
Exam – Written (pdf - 438.29kb)
2014 Exam
Audio zip file (zip - 4.78mb)
Exam – Performance (pdf - 320.94kb) 
Exam – Written (pdf - 395.14kb)
2013 Exam (pdf - 330.29kb) Exam – Performance 
Exam – Written  (pdf - 366.96kb)
2012 Exam (pdf - 233.11kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 4.04mb)
Exam – Performance  (pdf - 221.04kb)
Exam – Written (pdf - 305.78kb)
2011 Exam (pdf - 387.38kb)
Audio zip file (zip - 5.1mb)
Exam – Performance (pdf - 248.69kb)
Exam – Written (pdf - 285.38kb)


Each year since 1997 schools have been sent a CD ROM containing that year’s VCE exams and GAT. Please ask the librarian or the VCE Coordinator at your school about access to past exam papers on this CD ROM. Exams prior to 1997 are not available.

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Other Information for VCE Music Performance

Curriculum materials relating to VCE Music Performance Units 1 and 2 and VCE Music Performance Units 3 and 4.

Note: The documents linked on this page are Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To open or print the file you will need Adobe® Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this product on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website (www.adobe.com).