svyr14
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Wed Oct 25,2017 02:18 PM

Hi all, I have some confusion about two things in the music course (applies to both SL and HL) and it seems like my teacher isn't familiar with the IB requirements. I've done a bit of my research as well but I'm still confused.

So I know there's supposed to be a performance for the IA and I read a PDF from the IBO website dated 2010 that it says to have a public recital. By public, can it still be inside your school but open to the public? My teacher seems very set on having the recital outside of our school and inviting all these other prestigious schools in our city which I think is too ambitious and unnecessary? Thing is about this is that our music class (SL and HL combined) consists of only 5 students and we're all so busy with DP that we're reluctant on planning this large-scale recital and we honestly just want to have a nice, modest one. We don't even have a proper budget, our school is not so supportive of the music department, and it's hard to find a place to rent. So anyways what I'm trying to say is does the recital have to strictly be outside of school?

The other thing I'm unsure about is how the listening paper is going to work. My teacher says that the IB will send copies of a CD with the pieces in them and we're supposed to bring in our own compact CD players with earphones/headphones. Is this true? If not, how do you guys do it in your school? Our music department is a bit lacking in equipment and as I've mentioned before I doubt the school will opt to buy 5 CD players for us. It seems like such a hassle as well for the IB to tell its students to go by a CD player for the sake of taking the exam. If it is truly like that then oh well... gotta find one before May then... So far we've done the listening paper with YouTube videos so it's really inconvenient as we have to share.

Long post is long sorry! (Kinda ranted as well aarrghhh) Any helpful replies will be appreciated!! Thank you in advance >_<
bananabreads
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Wed Oct 25,2017 04:17 PM

I don't think the performance has to be outside of school, we're doing ours (HL) at a lunchtime at school, open so anyone can come along. As for the listening paper, our school supplies CD players and we bring headphones, this is how we listen to the music. But I guess if your departments small you might have to buy one.
svyr14
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Joined: Oct 18,2016

Thu Oct 26,2017 05:20 AM

Ahh I see, thank you very much! I'll follow up with my teacher T^T
1bindern
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Thu Nov 2,2017 05:52 PM

the performance does not have to be outside of school! our performances are spread out through the two years, so like once every month we play one piece during the class time and the class mates from the music class are the audience
1bindern
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Joined: Nov 3,2017

Thu Nov 2,2017 05:59 PM

the performance does not have to be outside of school! our performances are spread out through the two years, so like once every month we play one piece during the class time and the class mates from the music class are the audience

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