The Year 9 Music Performance course is designed to present students with and develop a greater understanding of as many aspects of the unique language of music as possible. It is intended to be primarily a performance and appreciation course where students will explore a number of avenues of musical expression through listening, aural and historical studies as well as both group and solo performance.
The performance and composition of music is a key area of personal expression, and as such, the student’s solo and ensemble performance skills will be particularly encouraged as a means of developing confidence in presentation and authenticity in performance.
The understanding of the evolution of musical style is crucial for the advancement of performance and composition skills and thus students will be presented with a study of important musical genres relating most specifically to the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods.
This course incorporates a number of areas of study designed to broaden the student’s understanding and appreciation of a wide range of musical styles. Students will be required to focus on an instrument (or voice), which they must be studying on an ongoing basis. This performance aspect will form a significant part of the course content through solo and group rehearsal and performance, as well as creative organization exercises for class ensembles in a range of styles.
Other important areas of the course include music language studies, appreciation and listening skills and aural skills, and score reading and analysis work.
Solo and Group performance
Music Composition and Arrangement
The course aims to introduce students to the world of music technology, with a view to enhanced understanding of the electronic and acoustic knowledge needed for recording and performing. It is designed to interest students with a classical music background as well as those who wish to develop their skills in a contemporary popular style.
Creative Projects & Assignment Work
Compositional Techniques & ICT Skills
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