Vocals Performance – Stage 2, Intermediate 4


At Stage 2 Intermediate 4 in Vocals Performance Learners will be able to perform pieces to a backing track that are longer than Stage 1 Foundation 3. Performances will be given with microphone to develop fundamental technique. Styles will include faster tempi, that will require them to develop breath support and be able to bridge registers more reliably. They will also begin to show more development of material through ad lib phrases and also show the beginnings of solo development. Learners will be able to read and sing more involved rhythmic phrases. They will continue to demonstrate theoretical knowledge of the performance pieces by showing and describing musical terms and directions and where and how they are used. This will include vocal demonstrations of techniques as well as showing knowledge of solo and ad lib techniques used in the performance pieces. They will also continue to show stage presence through the addition of appropriate body language and awareness of an audience in their performance, through the ability of maintaining focus and confidence.


1½  octaves


Melody more developed with occasional wider interval movement and simple chromatic movement, Longer phrasing  


More complex rhythmic combinations. Tied and syncopated notes more frequent

Time signatures

2/4, 4/4, 3/4, 6/8

Vocal Techniques

Breath support, Reliable intonation, sustained notes, ability in bridging registers, vocal control, diction and articulation, staccato, tenuto, vocal belt, vibrato


Melisma, Blues notes

Ad lib and Development

Short 4 bar ad lib and simple vocal embellishments. Simple development over chorus 2

Piece format

Simple, repeat marks


Use of microphone *In lieu of Covid 19, the use of microphone will be suspended till further notice.

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