Approx Cost:
$20 to cover workbooks and materials

Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Successful completion of Year 10 music or have studied music previously.

Course Outline:

This course focuses on developing performance, composition and understanding of harmony.  This course is for anyone who has an interest in music and would like to learn about how it works through close analysis and practical application.  We focus on the essential music skills that are needed to be successful in music

To be successful in this course students must be receiving tutored instrument or voice lessons alongside their Music course.  These can often be provided through our itinerant music scheme

Level 11:

Performance craft – Perform music as a featured soloist and as a member of a group to a audience

Composition technique – Students will continue to develop compositional skills and understanding through composing original music.

Historical contexts- Students will conduct research of a composer and study of musical context, history, and compositional elements of a piece of music.

Aural perception and harmonic analysis – Ongoing ear training exercises

Musical analysis, understanding and harmonic concepts - a series of score analysis and study of musical concepts.  These will be applied in composition




Where Does It Lead:

Students wishing to take Pūoro in the 2nd semester must have completed semester 1.  This course is preparing students for NCEA level 2 music.

For further information see:
Mr Beard