Music 1 - 2 Unit
In Music 1 students are given the opportunity to perform and create music in small and large groups as well as individually. Students examine, investigate and learn about a variety of music styles through listening, composing, analysing and performing. Music 1 is a 2 unit course, with a practical component.
Music students may use this course to further their music study at University. Knowledge gained may also assist with TAFE music courses and private Tertiary institutions eg. School of Audio Engineering and Australian Institute of Music.
For Whom is the Course Intended?
This course is for all students with an interest in all types of music regardless of their past musical experience. Students may already be proficient musicians, or beginners with little or no prior knowledge. Many students in the course will be very talented musicians. The course caters for all students to explore their musical tastes.
All students will be required to sing or play a musical instrument in this Music 1 Course.
Music 1 is for students who would like to perform, discuss and create music. There are no essays in the HSC Examination and the 70% of the HSC Examination is a Practical Examination.
There are NO pre-requisites. Students DO NOT need to be able to read and write music prior to entering this subject. Please note that some students will already be very proficient in this area.
Year 11 Course
Students will perform, compose, analyse and listen (musicology and aural) to a variety of musical styles through a study of 3 topics. Examples of topics include Australian Music; Music for Small Ensembles; Music for Film, Radio, Television and Multimedia; Music of a Culture; Theatre Music.
Year 12 Course
Students will perform, compose, analyse and listen (musicology and aural) to a variety of musical styles through a study of at least three topics from a list of topics some of which include Rock Music; Jazz; Popular Music; Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, An Instrument and its Repertoire; Theatre Music.
Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.
Other Costs: Students are encouraged to undertake private tuition on their chosen instrument, though this is not essential.
Students are expected to attend various live musical performances throughout the years.