Processes require a wide range of specialised technical skills involving a wide choice of standard and non standard procedures in a variety of routine and non-routine contexts. The learning demands a broad knowledge base with substantial depth in some areas, employing analytical interpretation and the determination of appropriate methods and procedures in response to a range of concrete problems, with some theoretical elements. Learners have full responsibility for the nature, quantity and quality of outcomes under broad general guidelines in self directed and sometimes directive activity.
Examiners will use these criteria in assessing all level 5 entrants.
A well developed aural awareness and secure intonation with fine pitch discrimination.
understanding of the works as to their structure, musical content and their particular character
technical and stylistic mastery leading to a coherent, expressive performance
command of special effects appropriate to the instrument
ability to differentiate between a broad range of musical styles
familiarity with the accompanying parts in items requiring accompaniment, with a consistent and integrated sense of ensemble between soloist and accompanist.
a developing sense of professional presentation, with attention to posture, appearance and normal performance conventions.
a detailed knowledge of the structure, keys and modulations of each work
a knowledge of the period and stylistic characteristics of each work
familiarity with general repertoire of chosen composers, particularly their clarinet works
some knowledge of the historical development of the instrument as it relates to the chosen works.