Music

Mr B Banks —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2020

Music:   11Mus   Full Year

Course Description: Students will develop skills in a variety of different musical areas including Performance (Solo and Group), Aural, Composition and Music Studies in a variety of genres. Students will develop a wide-ranging knowledge of music and musicianship.

Recommended Entry Criteria: By the end of 10Mus, students must meet the standard required in performance, have the equivalent of grade 1 theory and ear training, and have had instrumental lessons for a minimum of two years.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement Standards credits, Internal and External.

Level 1 Literacy: 6 literacy credits

Restrictions: Must have a musical instrument and must be receiving tuition. Students are encouraged to be a member of at least one of the following: Choir, Jazz Band, or a contemporary group i.e enter RockQuest as a band or as Solo/Duo

Approximate Contributions: $25 toward printing materials, and maintenance and repair of equipment.

Next step: 12Mus and/or 12Mut

Contact Person: Mr Banks


Music:   12Mus   Full Year

Course Description: Students can select a combination of Performance (Solo and Group), Composition and Instrumentation Achievement Standards. Music Studies is the External Exam for this course. Combining Level 2 and 3 credits may be available for approved students.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 10 credits in 11Mus and have had musical instrument lessons for a minimum of three years.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standards credits.

UE Literacy: 6 credits - writing

Restrictions: Should have a musical instrument, be receiving tuition. Students are encouraged to be a member of at least one of the following: Choir, Jazz Band, or a contemporary group i.e enter RockQuest as a band or Solo/Duo

Approximate Contributions: $25 toward printing materials, and maintenance and repair of equipment.

Next step: 13Mus or 13Mut

Contact Person: Mr Banks


Music:   13Mus   Full Year

Course Description: Students can select a combination of Performance (Solo, Group and Second Instrument), Composition, Song-Writing and Arranging achievement standards. Music Studies is assessed externally. This course is essential for students wishing to study Music at tertiary institutions and the program allows for an individuals strengths to be enhanced .

Recommended Entry Criteria: Minimum of 10 credits in 12Mus

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards credits.

UE Literacy: 6 and/or 4 credits Reading, and 4 Writing

Restrictions: Should have a musical instrument and be reading Music at Grade 3 or similar. Students are encouraged to be a member of at least one of the following: Choir, Jazz Band, contemporary group and have had musical instrument lessons for a minimum of four years.

Approximate Contributions: $25 toward printing materials, and maintenance and repair of equipment.

Contact Person: Mr Banks


Music Tuition - All Year Levels

Instrumental and vocal music lessons 

Instrumental lessons are only available to those who take music as an option.

Lessons generally operate in small groups and run for approximately 20 minutes. The music lessons run separately from the option music classes, so students will often need to come out of other classes at various times throughout the week. There is some flexibility with lesson times so students can sometimes do their lessons at interval or lunchtimes. Students are issued with a ‘Music Pass Card’ to show teachers when they leave for instrumental lessons.

Instrumental classes cost: $40 for 1 Semester (year 9 half year option), or $80 for full year (years 10 through 13).