MSS101

NCEA Level 1 Music Studies 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron


This course covers the aspects of performance as a soloist and as part of a group, composition, aural transcription, score analysis and musical knowledge. This course is suited to students who not only wish to perform and compose, but also study the rudiments of theory, and music in its historical context.


Course Overview

Term 1
Music Works: Jazz in Context - Take 5

Study Elements of Music and compositional devices and how they are used by composers.

Composition - work on first composition

Performance workshop - Present a piece of music at the work in progress stage

Term 2
Music Works: Hallelujah Chorus, NZ Composition Drum Dances - John Psathas

Study Elements of Music and compositional devices and how they are used by composers.

Composition - keep developing a portfolio of compositions

Solo Performance of one or two pieces

Term 3
Music Works: Study of Māori instruments and Hine Raukatauri

Score Reading exercises and study for external exam

Study Elements of Music and compositional devices and how they are used by composers.

Aural exercises and study for external exam

Composition - keep developing a portfolio of compositions

Term 4
Solo Performance- second opportunity for to perform 1 or 2 pieces

Group performance opportunity

Score Reading exercises and study for external exam

Aural exercises and study for external exam

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music or at HOD's discretion. Performance and theory ability at a Grade 3 level is recommended.

Pathway

Careers in the music industry: performing, songwriting, composing, live music entertainment, music education, music production, artist management, marketing and PR, music journalism, recording engineering, music arranging.

The unique skills of the musician are becoming increasingly marketable in a world where communication, confidence, creativity and innovation give graduates an edge. Music plays a central part in the games we play, our social media and our real-life gathering places.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91090 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91091 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91092 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91093 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.4 - Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91094 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91095 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0