Perform improvisation for audiences

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUAMPF504, 'Perform improvisation for audiences'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for ensemble improvisation

1.1 Confirm improvisation requirements in consultation with relevant people

1.2 Agree on communication strategies within the group to facilitate a seamless performance, moving between ensemble and improvisation sections

1.3 Listen to live or recorded improvisations by professional musicians to provide ideas

1.4 Rehearse technical, musical, structural, segue and improvisation aspects of the performance as required, both in private and with the ensemble rehearsal

2. Contribute to ensemble

2.1 Ensure that own contribution extends and enhances the overall piece

2.2 Support and enhance the contribution of others to achieve best performance outcomes

2.3 Make improvisation sensitive to the needs of individual performers to stimulate the whole ensemble

3. Contribute solo improvisation

3.1 Respond accurately to starting cues

3.2 Sustain musical impetus in the solo improvisation through dynamic use of musical elements

3.3 Maintain stylistic cohesion in the realisation of harmony, melody, and/or rhythm, form, style and musical expression

3.4 Listen carefully to other performers, responding musically to their work and adjusting own performance appropriately

3.5 Provide a clear cue to the ensemble to finish the solo section

3.6 Ensure that the duration of the solo section accords with the custom and practice of the group and/or musical style

3.7 Observe work health and safety (WHS) principles during performance

3.8 Acknowledge applause according to the custom and practice of the group and/or musical style

4. Evaluate improvisation

4.1 Discuss and assess with appropriate people the extent to which the improvisation has explored its potential in terms of content, style and structure of the improvisation

4.2 Record performances where possible for evaluation purposes

4.3 Review current performance against previous performances to assess development of self and ensemble

4.4 Use own analysis and feedback from others to inform future performances