Music - Level 2

MUS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Wright

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.

For 2019, students will all complete the Achievement Standards 91270, 91278, and then choose a course of 18-20 credits total with 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

Pathway

Music - Level 3, Performing Arts Technology - Level 3 (Semester 1), Performing Arts Technology - Level 3 (Semester 2)

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91276 v3 Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91273 v2 Music Studies 2.8 - Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble
2
I
4
A.S. 91270 v2 Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
2
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

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


Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.