Course Description

The purpose of Music 1 is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes within a broad musical context and encourage the desire to continue learning in formal and informal music settings after school. Students have opportunities to engage in a range of musical styles, including contemporary popular music, and for many, it will serve as a pathway for further training and employment in the music industry or in contemporary music fields.

Course

Music 1

Category

A

Units

(Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Board Developed

Topics studied in Year 11

Students study three topics in each year of the course. Topics are chosen from a list of 21 which covers a range of styles, periods and genres such as, Music of the 19th century, Music of the 20th and 21st centuries, Jazz, Popular music, Renaissance music, Rock music, Technology and its influence on Music, Theatre music, etc.

Topics studied in Year 12

Students study three topics in each year of the course. Topics are chosen from a list of 21 which covers a range of styles, periods and genres such as, Music of the 19th century, Music of the 20th and 21st centuries, Jazz, Popular music, Renaissance music, Rock music, Technology and its influence on Music, Theatre music, etc.

What do you do in this course?

In addition to core studies in performance, composition, musicology and aural, students select three electives from any combination of performance, composition and musicology. Students will use a range of resources, including recording and notation software, industry standard musical instruments and equipment, to produce high quality performances and compositions.

How can this course help you in the future?

Music 1 aims to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills and experiences and to emerge as musically sensitive and capable individuals with the capacity and desire for music to play a significant and continually developing role in their lives.

It provides a stepping stone to further study in TAFE or University which may lead to music related  industries such as Musical Theatre, Composition for Film or TV, Audio Engineering, Music Performance, Studio Recording, Music Education, Music Therapy, Arts Administrator, Band Manager, Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer.