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 are expected to have successful completion of year 10 music or by audition/discussion with Mr Beard, HOD music.

Students should be able to play at least one musical instrument to a minimum of two years’ experience and have a have a minimum of grade 2/3 theory .This course is focused on the performance, harmonic analysis, score reading, composition and arranging. Student will be asked to perform as both a soloist and as part of a group. 

To be successful in this course you are expected to be proficient on an instrument and receiving tuition on your instrument either privately or through the itinerant programme.

NB – Voice/singing is an instrument


Course Outline:

Course Outline:

This multi-level (Yr 11-13) course focuses on developing performance, composition and understanding of harmony.  It is intended for students who can read and may wish pursue music at tertiary level.

All solo performance practice will be expected to be completed at home.  We will have workshops and assessments only during class.  Some class time will be given to group performance. 

Level 11:

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

                Composition technique - Compose original pieces of music

                Historical contexts

                Aural perception and harmonic analysis

Students should expect to be working at grade 3,4 level theory by the end of this course.

There are no NCEA assessments in this course.



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 Beard