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 Recommendations:


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.


Course Outline:

This course is a continuation o fMusic - Part 1 (11MUSa).  To do this course, 11MUSb*, you need to have completed the semester one course, 11MUSa as the learning from semester one is needed for semester two.

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 will be one internal NCEA assessment in this course.

Where Does It Lead:

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 transferrable skills such as time management and self-motivation, confidence performing & speaking in public, and collaborating with others.

For further information see:
Mr Orr