Approx Cost:
$20 to cover workbooks and materials
Optional concert/musical attendance opportunities through the year - $30 approx
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Year 10 Music, or by negotiation with the TIC Music.

A laptop is essential for senior Music courses. Students who are interested in any Technology topics should consult the TIC Music to ensure their device is suitable.

Students should be able to play at least one instrument* to a minimum skill of two year’s experience. If they are interested in the performance aspects of this course they should be having regular lessons on their instrument with a specialist tutor. These lessons can sometimes be provided through the school’s itinerant music tuition programme – for more information see the Music department.

*NB – Voice/singing counts as an instrument for the purposes of this course.

There will be one internal NCEA assessment in this course.

Course Outline:

Year 11 Music picks up where Year 10 Music leaves off, and aims to continue the development of the ‘all-round’ musician. Skills and knowledge taught include:

-          Performance craft

-          Composition and songwriting

-          Theory and listening skills – “Musical literacy”

-          Music technologies (sequencing and recording)

-          Musical histories and styles

There are no internal NCEA assessments in this course, however, the work covered will lead into an assessment in 11MUSb*, semester two.

Where Does It Lead:

Students wanting to study MUS201, need to take 11MUSbp as well as 11MUSa.  Doing 11MUSa only will not lead to a Year 12 music course.

This course is a requirement for students intending to continue studying Music into Levels 2 and 3, as the foundational skills for these years are learned in Year 11.

However all students who have an interest in aspects of playing and studying music will find this course rewarding, and can expect to learn transferable skills such as time management and self-motivation, confidence performing and speaking in public, and collaborating with others.

For further information see:
Mr Orr