Develop specialist singing techniques for musical theatre repertoire

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CUAVOS402, 'Develop specialist singing techniques for musical theatre repertoire'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

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

1. Develop warm-up techniques

1.1 In consultation with appropriate personnel, analyse aspects of the human voice, especially those relevant to performers

1.2 Analyse physical problems that can limit movement and physical expression, or cause injury

1.3 In consultation with appropriate personnel, discuss ways to avoid physical and vocal problems and strategies for addressing problems if they arise

1.4 Perform vocal and physical warm-up procedures in preparation for performance activities

1.5 Strengthen and expand vocal and physical technique through regular exercises

2. Develop expertise in selected musical theatre repertoire

2.1 In a learning environment listen to and discuss singing techniques associated with major musical theatre genres

2.2 Experiment with register and dynamics to sing in a Broadway belting style

2.3 Experiment with mixing head and chest register when singing to express a range of emotions associated with song storylines

2.4 Experiment with singing techniques associated with songs from British and Australian musical theatre repertoire

2.5 Use body movements, gestures and facial expressions to add depth to the interpretation of songs in line with musical theatre genre

2.6 Practise songs from American, British and Australian musical theatre repertoire in preparation for auditions

3. Maintain expertise

3.1 Practise and refine singing techniques relevant to musical theatre

3.2 Maintain and update knowledge of musical theatre terminology and trends

3.3 Use feedback from others to identify and develop ways to improve own singing skills

3.4 Regularly view performances by industry practitioners as a way of sourcing new ideas, identifying trends, maintaining motivation, and improving own technique