Listening Paper – Section C – a tribute

The May 2015 exam session brought a change to the DP Music Listening Paper: the elimination of section C for HL students (the musical links discussion using two pieces from section B). I would like to honour section C as I found great value in the skills, knowledge and understandings that were embedded in this section. One of the many elements of the DP Music Listening Paper that I value is how the paper invites students to 'think on their feet' ...

Musical Links Investigations (teachers)

Greetings DP Music colleagues! I return to you after a wonderfully intense May 2014 exam session. I have just finished moderating Musical Links Investigations and would like to share my insights with you. The focus of this post will be the Musical Links Investigation. Pragmatically, this post will better serve southern hemisphere teachers, but there is also benefit for all DP Music teachers. I would like to strongly encourage teachers to focus on musical analysis (as opposed to musical description) and encouraging ...