Music

Course Focus and Outcomes

QACI_249Students will engage in a rigorous two-year programme, designed to prepare them for tertiary studies in music.  At both High Level and Standard Level, the main objectives are to develop critical understanding, perceptual skills, relation to time and place, solo performance and composition.

Throughout the course of study, student swill develop the valuable skills of active/critical listening and analysis through study of scores and recordings of various genres and styles throughout history and a round the world.  students will work on several occasions with composers-in-residents, building their creative ideas into fully realised compositions.  At High Level, students perform as soloists in public recitals and at Standard Level, students have the option to perform as a soloist or an an ensemble musician.

All students will also undertake a Musical Investigation, which explores two distinct musical cultures in the form of a communicative media such as a film or website.

Standard Level:DSC_0266

External Examination – 30%

Musical links investigation 20%

  • Compare music from two MUSICAL cultures -

Internal Assessment – 50%

  • SLS – (Solo Peformance) – one or more recitals
  • OR SLG – (Group performance) – two public recitals
  • OR SLC – (Creating) two contrasting pieces

Higher LevelDSC_0089

External Examination – 30%

Musical links investigation 20%

  • Compare music from two MUSICAL cultures

Internal Assessment – 50%

  • Solo performance recital +/- 20 minutes 25%
  • Composition portfolio – three contrasting pieces 25%

To view examples in Performance and Composition

Folk Ensembles

Class Ensembles

Music Composition

 

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