Music 2 - 2 Unit

ATAR Course


Music 2 involves the study of musical compositions from the last 500 years with a focus on music of the last 25 years. Students perform, compose, listen to and analyse scores of printed music as well as write about the music of other composers. The Music 2 course involves some group/ensemble work but students do spend a lot of time on their own practising, composing and examining music.

Music 2 students may use this course to further their music study at university.

For Whom is the Course Intended?

The Music 2 course is for students who enjoy music and are very talented and highly competent musicians. Music 2 is for students who enjoy studying, analysing, composing and performing all types of music with a particular focus on classical music from 1600 to the present day and some contemporary styles.

High achieving Year 11 Music 2 students may choose to extend and deepen their music study by choosing Music Extension (an additional 1 Unit) in their HSC year.


Students must be able to read and write music fluently. Students must have a high level of formal training either as a singer or as an instrumentalist. It is desirable for Music 2 students to have had some formal training either as a singer or as an instrumentalist over an extended period.


Year 11 Course

  • Compulsory Topic : Music 1600 – 1900
  • Additional Topic: Music 1900 – 1945 or Australian Music

Year 12 Course

Compulsory Topic: Music of the Last 25 Years (with an Australian focus).  Additional Topics may be chosen from the following:

  • Music of A Culture
  • Medieval Music
  • Renaissance Music
  • Baroque Music
  • Classical Music
  • Music of the 19th Century
  • Music 1945 – Music 25 Years Ago


Subject costs are included in the College Resource Fee.

Other Costs: It is expected that all students will undertake private tuition on their chosen instrument for the entire duration of their senior years at the College.

Students are expected to attend various live musical performances throughout the years.