Tawa College Tawa College

Level 1 Music Performance Technology 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Cameron.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music is beneficial but not essential.

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.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 2 Music Performance Technology 201

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.

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Musician, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor