Musical performance

The performance options will depend on the exam board. As well as the more traditional instrumental performances, students may be allowed to realise a performance using modern music technology.

The most important thing is that students and teachers understand the performance requirements and marking criteria. Performances must be longer than the minimum time required by the exam board, and performances are expected to involve:

  • accuracy of pitch and rhythm
  • interpretation and expression

Instrumental teachers will be able to help you choose the most appropriate pieces to play.