In Year Years 7 and 8 all most students undertake a study in classroom music. Students in year 8 can elect to do more intensive music tuition covering individual and group performance. Year 8 students have the option to select two different music subjects as part of the Semester 2 electives.
Junior School Music is an introduction to studying classroom music, featuring tasks revolved around Music Styles, Performance, and Understanding Music.
Students complete research and practical assessment in Salsa Music, perform as part of a 5 - 6 piece band, compose their own music using loops/samples, and learn practical approaches to relevant music theory.
Students who do not already learn an instrument will have the opportunity to play a contemporary band instrument in class, including: voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums.
Thisprogram is to enhance ensemble performance for students who have been learning an instrument. All students will participate in the band program and will learn to play and understand the Latin Rhythms such as the Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Bolero and Bossa Nova.
This subject is strongly performance based. Students are expected to perform at a College concert.
Please note that students learning an instrument outside the school are encouraged to select this elective.Students develop solo and performance skills on their instrument, perform as ensemble members in concerts/performances, develop music language and aural skills through performance and the use of music technology software, and learn how music is created and performed in different cultural contexts.
class is all about playing in a band! We’ll put together bands of 4 - 6 students to learn, rehearse, and perform music from a variety of different styles including: Rock, Blues, Funk, R ‘n B, and Pop. We will also study famous live performances from artists such as Queen, Beyonce, Midnight Oil, and John Butler to understand how bands/musicians put on a show and interact on stage.
By the end of the semester, all students will perform and record a set of music!
Please note: it is expected that you already learn an instrument when you choose this subject.
Ever wondered why your favourite song sounds the way it does? How do you even get started writing a song?! This is the opportunity to let your creative juices flow! We’ll learn the basics of creating catchy melodies, cool riffs, and sick beats. Then we’ll use DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) to combine them all together and record your very own piece of music.
By the end of the semester, all students will have their own song recorded to share online however you like!
All students from Year 7 – 12 are able to access have the option to enrol in the instrumental music lessons via the instrumental music program. There is an instrumental music charge. Please see the College website (music) for details and forms. Tuition is available in small groups on a rotational basis. Students may elect to take lessons on
Lessons for these instruments are run on a weekly rotation system. This system ensures that students only miss the same lesson twice in any term.
ABRSM, ANZCA, and AMEB exams are available - all are externally assessed and are optional.
Ensembles are open to students from all levels. Students do NOT have to be having a lesson as part of the school instrumental program to participate in the ensembles. Students may have to audition for some ensembles.
program; an ensemble based program that provides group and individual tuition on a variety of instruments.