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Overview

The study of Music encourages discipline, self-directed learning, and the development of aural recognition skills. Students learn to appreciate and critically appraise music from a range of genres and enrich their understanding of the subject through the application of sophisticated language to express their ideas.

Students are also invited to enrol in the College’s Instrumental Program to learn piano; strings – including violin, viola, cello and double bass; guitar; percussion – including drums, voice; wind – including saxophone, clarinet and flute; and brass – including trombone, trumpet, French horn and tuba.

For more details about courses and subjects, please refer to the latest Course Guides.

Key Study Areas

Students undertake compulsory studies in Music or Encore Music (by application only) at Years 7 and 8.

In Year 7, students are introduced to a variety of exciting rhythmic and melodic instruments. All students are given the opportunity to perform solos and in small groups. Singing, body percussion and learning the guitar and keyboard are all ways of learning music.

Students in Year 8 study a great variety of music including classical music and popular songs. Students form small groups and prepare and perform on instruments including voice, keyboard, guitar and percussion. Students begin to understand the power of music in society and how music is used in film and television. Students experience music from all around the world.

Year 9 Encore Music offers students the opportunity to practice and refine their instrumental playing skills in both a solo and group context. As part of the course, students will compose their own music using rhythmic and melodic knowledge gained from Year 7 and 8 Music.

Students practice listening and responding to various styles of music, and also undertake music analysis and aural training.

All students have various opportunities to perform at the College and events around town. These include campus assemblies and music soirees and external concerts.

In Year 10 Music, students have the option of studying Music Craft.

Music Craft includes a variety of exciting activities – from performance opportunities to group performances, public performances, composition and development of theoretical knowledge. It is highly recommended that students in Year 10 are enrolled in the College’s Instrumental Music Program, learning the instrument they are specialising in.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Music VET courses in Year 10:

  • VCE VET Music Certificate III
  • VCE VET Music Industry – Sound Production Certificate III.

In Year 11 students have the option of studying Unit 1 & 2 Music Performance.

The course is designed to be taken as a sequence spanning two semesters with a focus on improving overall musicianship through performance of solo and ensemble works and the consolidation of technical ability on a selected instrument (including voice). In undertaking this course, students are expected to practice consistently, prepare a program designed to build and extend their skills and confidence as performers.

In addition to this, musicianship skills are extended upon, including aural training, composition, analytical listening and the development of appropriate musical language to express ideas.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Music VET courses in Year 11:

  • VCE VET Music Certificate III
  • VCE VET Music Industry – Sound Production Certificate III.

In Year 12 students have the option of studying Unit 3 & 4 Music Performance.

The course is designed to be taken as a sequence spanning two semesters with a focus on musical development is broadened as students undertake coursework in composition and improvisation. In undertaking this course, students are expected to practice consistently, prepare a program designed to build and extend their skills and confidence as performers.

In addition to this, musicianship skills are extended upon, including aural training, composition, analytical listening and the development of appropriate musical language to express ideas.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Music VET courses in Year 12:

  • VCE VET Music Certificate III
  • VCE VET Music Industry – Sound Production Certificate III.

Reasons to Choose