Music 1

MUS1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Wright

Prerequisites

Open Entry - 10 Music preferred.



The study of music involves learning to perform, compose and understand music within a broad range of styles.

Solo performances // Two compositions // Aural skills // Musical analysis // Musical knowledge

Senior students are expected to be taking regular instrumental or vocal tuition – this can be at school OR privately.

Please note: total of 22 credits, with students choosing between 2 external examinations. (91093 OR 91094)

See below for what a typical course would look like.



Course Overview

Term 1
The course is approached in a holistic fashion:
-Weekly external exam preparation- Aural and Score Reading
-Weekly Solo Performance preparation- Students are expected to work closely with their instrumental teacher and practise at home.
-In term one we focus on our first music work for the Demonstrate Knowledge of Music Works Standard, we complete two assessments for this which covers analysis using the elements of music and investigating the social and historical contexts of the work and it's composer.

Term 2
-Weekly external exam preparation- Aural and Score Reading
-Weekly Solo Performance preparation- First Solo Performance Assessment
-In term two we focus on our second music work for the Demonstrate Knowledge of Music Works Standard, we complete two assessments for this which covers analysis using the elements of music and investigating the social and historical contexts of the work and it's composer.

Term 3
-Weekly external exam preparation- Aural and Score Reading
-Weekly Solo Performance preparation- Second Solo Performance Assessment
-Composition- Students using recording and notation software to compose two original pieces.

Term 4
External Exam Preparation

Learning Areas:

Arts



Pathway

Music 2