Music is a four semester tertiary qualifying course. Ideally students should have studied Music in Years 9 and 10 to prepare them for senior study. However, students who are musically literate and/or have an interest in music performance should also consider this subject for a senior course of study.
Students are required to demonstrate achievement in the following three dimensions:
1. Analysing Repertoire – students deconstruct repertoire and determine the relationships
between identified musical elements and compositional devices, and evaluate how these relate to context, genre and style.
2. Composing – students combine the musical elements and compositional devices to create
music that is within a context and/or genre, and which expresses style.
3. Performing – students, through playing, singing or conducting, interpret musical elements
to communicate the music to audiences, within a context and genre while expressing style. This course caters for separate Year 11 and 12 classes. Two units are studied in Year 11 and three Units are studied in Year 12. Students will analyse repertoire, compose and perform music based around the following themes over the duration of the two-year course. The course of study provides a variety of learning experiences in the three general objectives and includes depth and breadth across a range of styles, and cultural and historical contexts.
Music Extension is studied for the two semesters of Year 12, concurrently with the parent syllabus (Senior Music). It is designed to offer more challenge than Senior Music. The challenge of the subject includes expectations of accelerated, increased, cognitive, expressive and musical demands, and assessment tasks requirements. The course is designed for students interested in exploring in greater depth one of the three areas of study: Composition, Musicology or Performance.
- Music (Years 8 – 12)
- Music Extension (Year 12)