Teacher in Charge: M. Cameron
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 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 practically based course aims to encourage tolerance and understanding of a wide range of musical styles through individual and group performance (both vocal and instrumental), and to equip the students to create and compose their own music.
$11 to cover specialist classroom equipment.
Because of the performance component, it is recommended that students have either a private or itinerant instrumental/voice teacher.
Option music students are expected to sing in at least one choral group and to belong to an appropriate instrumental group within the school if they play an instrument.