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Music

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This program aims to:

  • Offer students who are skilful in Music an extended, enriched curriculum.
  • Provide creative and engaging extension opportunities for students.
  • Prepare students for future study or community involvement in the Music field.
  • Provide opportunities to work with performance artists and exposure to professional programs in the Music.

Extension Opportunities:

This program is a mixture of timetabled subjects and non-timetabled activities. Students will have access to enrichment programs in Music throughout the year.

  • Opportunities to extend instrumental skills in ensemble engagement.
  • Opportunities to extend singing voices in choral engagement.
  • Participation in a series of industry workshops; performance and composition activities in conjunction with Industry Specialists.
  • Performance opportunities in the school and wider community such as assemblies, lunch time concerts and large-scale productions. 
  • Touring opportunities, both interstate and regional.

Intended outcomes for music excellence:

  • Improved musical performance ability
  • Enhancement of creativity through composition
  • Improved ICT skills in music
  • Involvement in improving the music culture within the school

 

Enrichment Activities:

  • Composition
  • Performance practice
  • Access to ICTs through software and hardware (Smart Music, Soundtrap, Noteflight, MIDI controller keyboards and audio interfaces)
  • Skills developed in vocal, orchestral, small ensemble and solo performance

 

Achievements:

Our students are routinely selected for a range of extension activities, run by both the Department of Education and external providers including:

  • Musically Outstanding Students Scholarship (MOST)
  • Creative Generation (Featured Vocalists, Backing Vocalists, Core Choir, Massed Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Drumline, Massed Strings, Stage Crew, Massed Dance)
  • State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP)
  • Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP)
  • Young Conservatorium
  • Queensland Youth Orchestra

We are proud of our music students who have chosen to continue music studies at tertiary institutions including:

  • Griffith University – Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Performance and Music Technology)
  • QUT Creative Industries
  • University of Queensland

Subjects Offered

Year Level
TimetabledNon-Timetabled
Years 7 & 8

Music Masterclass: Selected students will participate in more advanced performance, musicianship and composition activities.

 

Vocal Group, Symphonic Band or String Orchestra plus merit selection for Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band or the Chamber Choir
Years 9 & 10Classroom Music

Vocal Group, Symphonic Band or String Orchestra plus merit selection for Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band or the Chamber Choir

 

Year 11

Senior Music (ATAR) or

Music in Practice (Non-ATAR)

Vocal Group, Symphonic Band or String Orchestra plus merit selection for Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band or the Chamber Choir

Cert 3 in Jazz through JMI

Cert 3 in Music Industry through JMC

 

Year 12

Senior Music (ATAR) and Music Extension (ATAR) or

Music in Practice (Non-ATAR)

Vocal Group, Symphonic Band or String Orchestra plus merit selection for Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Band or Chamber Choir

Cert 4 in Jazz through JMI

Cert 4 in Music Industry through JMC

 

For further information and details about the units of study, please see the year level handbooks.

Curriculum Coordinator  Music – Ray Cosgrove

Curriculum Coordinator – Instrumental Music – Karina Bryer


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Last reviewed 17 September 2020
Last updated 17 September 2020