Level 1 Music Performance Technology 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron.

This Music Performance/ Technology course focuses on performance, composition, live sound, recording and the use of music technology equipment and techniques. This course is suited to students who are practical musicians who want to learn about the production side of music as well.

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction tom the disciplines of solo performance, group performance and composition. Students will present work at their current level of ability, so a programme of development can be created.
Composition 1 is due by the end of the term.

Term 2
Students practice, rehearse and perform their 1st solo performance and groups for group performances are solidified.
Solo performance one will occur in May and composition 2 is due by the end of the term.
Some students will start working on the sound mixing unit standard

Term 3
Group performance rehearsals continue and most groups will present their piece by the end of the term
Students will work on their second solo performance
All students who wish to complete the sound mixing standard will work on this and possibly complete the tasks laid out in the assessment guide of this standard.
Students will have the opportunity to sit the new Level 1 external composition standard.

Term 4
Students present their second solo performance and finish off any other uncompleted work.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music is beneficial but not essential.


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

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91951 v3
Music 1.4 - Shape music ideas to create an original composition
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0