Here are some possible questions the examiner may ask .

There are 20 marks for questions,  so it’s worth researching your pieces.

This is what the syllabus says for Musical Theater exams :

MUSICAL THEATER QUESTIONS

“A discussion with the examiner on the preparation and interpretation of the performed pieces”

Questions asked in the past :

Tell me some of the vocal warm ups or breathing exercises you use to prepare ?

How long have you been preparing for this exam ?

Tell me about your character ?

Where  are they when they sing their song or perform their monologue ?  eg : in their bedroom , in the garden etc .

What happens in the story,  just before your song or monologue to prompt the character to sing the song ?

Does the character change or have a realization during their song or monologue ?

Describe your surroundings  eg If your in a garden,  describe it .

Tell me the story of the musical or play the song or monologue is from .

Students are expected to read the plays and know the story of the musicals they are performing. If you haven’t time to do that,  Wikipedia the play or musical , but don’t tell the examiner that’ s what you did ! : )   You can find most musicals on you tube.

PERFORMING ARTS QUESTIONS : 

This is what the syllabus says

“A discussion with the examiner about the work presented, context of individual items, interpretation and possible alternative approaches ” .

As this is our first year doing the Perming Arts syllabus , i can’t draw on what examiners have asked before .

If you’re reciting a poem,  I would research the author and be able to chat about the meaning , interpretation and mood of your poem.  .

For songs and monologues  see musical theater questions above:

It also says think about alternative approaches , so have a think about  different ways  you could perform your prepared pieces.

Don’t forget all solo exam students need clean copies of their monologues, poems and sheet music for their songs . City Music is now closed : (  , so the best place to get sheet music is on line .

 

Hope that helps

 

Stephanie

 

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