This subject aims to encourage and develop a students musical skill, as well as their enjoyment of music. It also promotes an understanding of how music is constructed and created. It is a “hands on” class where participation and active involvement is the focus. Although this subject will assist students wishing to continue with further serious study of music it also caters for students with a general interest in music, by looking at the many careers available in the Music Industry. These areas of study include sound production, recording techniques, Track Production computer music, band & event management, stage management, song writing, film music and many others.

    Although this subject is available to any student with an interest in music, students who are currently receiving lessons on an instrument are encouraged to select this subject. The course aims to be flexible in order to cater for the many interests within the music area.

    Unit Topics

    The course focuses on improving student understanding of:

    • Performance skill development (solo and/or group)
    • Technology in music; computer, audio
    • Composition/songwriting techniques
    • Recording techniques

    Skill Development

    • Understanding at how music is put together
    • Develop performance skills

    Possible Assessment Tasks

    • A solo and/or group performance; two contrasting pieces or computer based folio of work
    • A short solo or group performance or a computer based project
    • Folio of composition exercises
    • An audio recording
    • Theory and written workbook
    • Samba Band

    Career Options

    Musician, music technician, music teacher, composer/arranger, music business.

    Year 9