Music 2

MUS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Wright

Prerequisites

If you did not take the course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval


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

Solo performances // Composition // Instrumentation // Aural skills // Music analysis // Musical knowledge

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

Students will design a course of 18-20 credits in consultation with their teacher.

See below for what a possible course would look like.


Course Overview

Term 1
An example might look like:
-Weekly external exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading
-Solo Performance Preparation
-Investigate an aspect of New Zealand Music, an inquiry approach to analysis and social and historical contexts.

Term 2
-Weekly external exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading
-Solo Performance Preparation: First Solo Performance Assessment
-Composition: students use recording and notation software to compose two original pieces

Term 3
-Weekly external exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading
-Solo Performance Preparation: Second Solo Performance Assessment
-Composition: students use recording and notation software to compose two original pieces

Term 4
External exam preparation: aural and/ or score reading

Learning Areas:

Arts



Pathway

Music 3

Pathway Tags

Musician, Music Teacher, Sound Technician, Conductor, Composer, Artistic Director, Events Manager, Music Therapist.