Qualification: NCEA Level 1
Entry requirements: Open to everyone. A background of some theory or involvement in Year 10 Performance Music is helpful but not essential. Please see Mr Langdon if unsure.
Content/Skills: Students have the flexibility to create their course to suit their background and interest from the 34 credits available.
Contemporary for those with a Pop/Rock/Jazz interest: Can emphasise a listening and performing approach with less focus on reading, theory and writing.
Classical for those with a more formal background: Listening and performing are still two key aspects of the course but your theory and writing skills will be developed. An opportunity to sit external theory examinations will be available.
The course can be created from performance both individual and group/band, composition, sound recording, the study of set works and the demonstration of aural skills and score reading.
Compositions of original material may be individual or group compositions for those interested in working with a band and can involve the use of Mixcraft (like Garageband for Windows) and Sibelius.
Students may also choose the Achievement Standard SOND 1 where students learn to set up and operate a PA system, This leads on to the level 2 course of advanced operation and mixing of a PA or Recording system.
Students should be learning an instrument/voice.
Field Trips: Possible visits to a recording studio for which there will be a cost.
Course Costs: None.
Where does it lead? NCEA Level 2 Music.
For further information see Mr Langdon.