Performance Diploma Level 6
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Performance Diploma Level Six
The Rockschool Performance Diploma Level 6 is the ideal next step for the Level 4 musician wanting to further their skills in performance. Develop a complete understanding of the skills required to be a professional gigging musician.
The Level 6 Performance Diploma is made up of three elements:
- Performance - Live Show
- Promotional Portfolio
- Q&A (Viva Voce)
Performance - Live Show
At Level 6 candidates will need to prepare a 25-30 minute live performance which will be entirely made up of pieces of the candidates' own choosing. Candidates must choose a theme for their performance programme and base their choice of music around this.
All pieces should be performed from memory to a backing track (with some exceptions allowed, see syllabus guide) ideally presenting a range
Level 6 Syllabus Guide
The key performance elements of the Diploma have been split up into specified amounts of time and/or number of pieces to enable candidates to fully showcase all of their skills appropriately and clearly. Candidates should also be aware that at Level 6 it is compulsory to play part of the performance with 2 - 4 other musicians.
At Level 6 candidates are required to make up their total performance time as follows:
Full details on preparing the programme can be found in the Performance Diploma Level 6 syllabus guide.Performance Diploma Level 6 syllabus guide
Repertoire Requirements at Level 6
Guidance has been written and prepared for candidates to reference when choosing their pieces and applies to all elements of the programme.
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Candidates should produce a portfolio of promotional material that they would use if the programme they are performing in the exam were to be for a live event. They should complete and bring this for the examiner on the day of the exam and it should be original work of their own creation. The examiner will ask questions both on the reasoning and preparation of the promotional material and also on how the candidate would utilise this material to maximum effect.
The promotional portfolio must demonstrate:
Q&A (Viva Voce)
Candidates will be asked a series of questions pertaining to each of the criteria within this section. At Level 6 candidates will be expected to fully explain their knowledge/opinions and the application of each of these elements without the examiner leading the discussion.
The elements covered will be as follows:
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