CMU1
This course requires 2 options.

Contemporary Music 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Wright

Design a project centered around composing and recording two original pieces of music.

  • Write, perform and record 2 songs to submit for RockQuest, Chamber Music Contest or Jazz Festival

  • Write, perform and record 2 songs to release on Spotify or YouTube

  • Utilise DAWs, music notation software and MIDI sequencing to realise projects

Course Overview

Term 1
Use notation software to notate melodic parts from your compositions.

Term 2
Set up a multitrack recording session for your groups two original compositions.

Term 3
Compose two original pieces.

Term 4
Perform one piece as a member of a group.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 26687 v5
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound for an entertainment and event context
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27656 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of music technology equipment and techniques
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91091 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91092 v3
NZQA Info
Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0