ATAR Music Resources
Supporting music teachers and students across WA
The UWA Conservatorium of Music have developed a range of online resources to support music teachers and students across WA.
This suite of resources has been carefully designed around the new ATAR Music Syllabus, and includes a wide range of topics that will support student learning across a broad array of contexts.
Our bite-size videos will cover elements of Analysis, Performance and Musical Literacy and are accompanied by written documents, quizzes and further study links that will help support student learning beyond the classroom.
Clefs quiz [PDF 197KB]
Other suggested videos
- TAB notation
Accidentals quiz [PDF 197KB]
Recognising Written Modes
Recognising Modes Aurally
Recognising Intervals (Written)
Interval Recognition (Aurally)
Recognising Cadences Aurally
Identifying Cadences in Notation
Other suggested videos
Textures in Hallelujah Chorus
- Form 1 - Complex Western Art Forms
Form 1 quiz [PDF 121KB]
- Form 2 - Verse-Chorus in Contemporary Music
- Compositional Devices
Compositional Devices Quiz [PDF 197KB]
- Percussion Instruments
- Drum Kit
Transposing Instruments (Part 1)
Transposing Instruments (Part 2)
- Melody Writing
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Shirelles Form & Background quiz [PDF 203KB]
Other examples of girl group tunes:
Unit 2: Narratives
ATAR Music Workbook | Unit 2: Narratives
In Unit Two, we will discuss Narrative. All music tells a story. Some of these stories are explicit—an obvious story that is probably linear in nature. Some of these stories are less obvious, a feeling or sense of emotion. How we do this in music—western art music, jazz or commercial music—is the subject of this unit.
The Beatles - A Day In the Life
Unit 3: Identities
ATAR Music Workbook | Unit 3: Identities
In Unit Three, we will discuss identities. The issues of identity permeate through music in very strong and often specific ways. Not only do some of us define ourselves by the music we perform, but many people define themselves by the music to which they listen. How does that work, and how do the creators of music use sound to help us to discover, uncover or define our identity?
Baker Boy - Marryuna
Nina Simone - To Be Young, Gifted and Black
Amy Beach - Gaelic Symphony, first movement
Unit 4: Innovations
ATAR Music Workbook | Unit 4: Innovations
In Unit Four, we will discuss Innovations. Since the first music emerged in early humans, people have innovated to produce new music, to find new ways of communication. Some of these innovations have been great leaps forward; others incremental changes to ways of making or creating music. What lessons can we learn from these innovations as we strive to think about new music?
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Top tips for performance
Expert performers and teachers from the UWA Conservatorium of Music, share their top five tips for students heading into exams and auditions.
Irwin Street Collective | Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 with soloist Jude Holland
UWA Conservatorium of Music second year piano student, and winner of the inaugural Irwin Street Collective concerto competition, Jude Holland, performs Mozart’s last piano concerto with the UWA Chamber Orchestra, led by Shaun Lee-Chen.
Performance at UWA
Each year, we present a vibrant program of concerts and events that showcase our young emerging artists and the finest musical talent locally, nationally and internationally.
UWA Vose Concerto Competition 2022 Winner - Rachael Liu
Rachael Liu performs two arias; Una voce poco fa from Gioachino Rossini’s opera ‘The Barber of Seville’, and Je Veux Vivre from Charles Gounod’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in the finals of the 2022 Vose Memorial Prize, with Professor Alan Lourens conducting the UWA Symphony Orchestra.