Tawa College Tawa College

10 Music Performance Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron.

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.

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 MUP101.

The content will be derived from the NZ Music Curriculum and will be matched for students to progress to our Year 11 courses:

Students who select this course will

· Perform music - both in groups and as a soloist

- Create original music and demonstrate understanding of elements of music

· Understanding Music in Context  (including Maori Music)

This practically based course aims to encourage tolerance and understanding of a wide range of musical styles through researching different genres of music, individual and group performance (both vocal and instrumental), and equip the students with skills to create and compose their own music.

Course Overview

Term 1
Chord & Ostinato Composition
Elements of Music, Motif & Compositional Devices
Study and perform 'Stand By Me'
Performance - Solo and Group

Term 2
Chords and Melody Composition
Elements of Music, Motif & Compositional Devices
Solo Performances
Teen Pop ice cream chords introduction
Performance Solo and Group

Term 3
12 Bar Blues Composition
Elements of Music, Motif & Compositional Devices
Rock n Roll
Research of Māori instruments and Music
Performance Solo and Group

Term 4
Ice cream chord Composition
Solo Performances
Group Performances
Own research of a style or genre of music
Elements of Music, Motif & Compositional Devices

Learning Areas:



Level 1 Music Performance Technology 101, Level 1 Music Studies 101

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.