10 Music Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron

Music Studies
This course is part of a progressive programme from Year 9 to Year 13 and forms the basis for the NCEA Level 1 music course MSS101.

The content will be under the following strands of the NZ Music Curriculum:
· Developing Ideas in Music – Composition, Arranging
· Communicating and Interpreting Music – Performance
· Developing Practical Knowledge in Music – Aural and Transcription Skills
· Understanding Music in Context – Musical Knowledge

The course aims to encourage tolerance and understanding of a wide range of musical styles through individual and corporate performance both vocal and instrumental, and to equip the students through listening, aural and theoretical development, to create and compose their own music.

Recommended Prior Learning

Because of the performance component, it is recommended that students have either a private or itinerant instrumental/voice teacher.
Option music students are encouraged to sing in at least one choral group and to belong to an appropriate instrumental group within the school if they play an instrument.


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