Music

Music

Year 9 Music (10 week course)

Students will continue to develop and build on their music skills. They will have the opportunity to perform individually and in groups using an instrument of their choice, such as the keyboard or guitar. Students develop their reading and writing of music notation by composing simple melodies using the technology available. They also learn to appreciate music by listening to and analysing established composers, musicians and other student’s music. This course provides a solid foundation for Year 10 Music.

Year 10 Music (1/2 year option)

Students continue to learn to perform by reading music notation and playing their performance instrument individually and within groups. They further develop their reading and writing of music notation by composing small scale pieces of music using the technology available. Students broaden their music appreciation by listening to and analysing established composers, musicians and other student’s music. 9 | P a g e This course provides a solid foundation for NCEA Level 1 Music. Students must have private or school based lessons and participate in extracurricular music activities where possible, such as Cultural Group, Choir, Liturgy Band and/or Jazz Band. Skills covered include:  Solo and Group Performance  Music Technology  Composition and Theory  Aural Training  History of Music and Analysis

Music Level 1

Students will gain an in depth understanding of Music. This course offers opportunities to develop performance and composition skills, theoretical knowledge, confidence, and an ability to listen critically and analytically to a wide range of musical styles and express findings and opinions. Students who take Music in Year 11 demonstrate a high level of motivation to improve their musical skills, and will show development on their chosen instrument during performance assessments. This course leads into Music at Level 2. All students who take Music as a subject in Year 11 are expected to also take lessons on their instrument, either through the itinerant tutors at the college or privately. Courses are tailored to individual needs and talents in conjunction with NCEA assessments. Students must have the ability to play an instrument to a satisfactory level. (Voice is considered an instrument).

Music Level 2 

Students gain an in depth understanding of Music. The course offers opportunities to develop performance and composition skills, theoretical knowledge, confidence, and an ability to listen critically and analytically to a wide range of musical styles and express findings and opinions. A student’s programme of study will be individually tailored to the needs of the individual with the help of the teacher. Students who take Music at Level 2 demonstrate a high level of motivation to improve their musical skills, and will show development on their chosen instrument during performance assessments. This course leads to Music Level 3. All students who take Music as a subject in Year 12 are expected to also take lessons on their instrument, either through the itinerant tutors at the College or privately. Students must have the confidence and ability to perform to a proficient level (voice is considered an instrument). 

Music Level 3 & Scholarship

Students gain an in depth understanding of Music and are considering tertiary study in Music. The course offers opportunities to develop performance and composition skills, theoretical knowledge, confidence, and an ability to listen critically and analytically to a wide range of musical styles and express findings and opinions. Students who take Music in Year 13 demonstrate a high level of motivation to improve their musical skills and will show development on their chosen instrument during performance assessments. This course leads on to Music at tertiary level, or employment in Music related industries. As part of this course all students are expected to have lessons on their instrument, either through itinerant tutors or privately, private instrumental tuition is recommended. (Voice is an instrument). Students must have the confidence and ability to perform to an advanced level.
What are the arts about?

Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa. The arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise, value, and contribute to the unique bicultural and multicultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand, enriching the lives of all New Zealanders. The arts have their own distinct languages that use both verbal and non-verbal conventions, mediated by selected processes and technologies. Through movement, sound, and image, the arts transform people’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate layered meanings.