Music is a mandatory subject in Stage 4 in which students study musical concepts through performing, composing and listening.
The elective course continues to build on musical experiences and learning – further developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of a range of musical concepts and a student's own compositions. It is a pathway to studying Music 2 in Stage 6.
When performing in music students will:
- perform solo and as part of ensemble as a means of self-expression
- interpret and perform varying forms of notation and symbols across a variety of musical styles
- experiment with and apply technology to enhance music performance
- develop solo and ensemble performance techniques.
Students will express themselves, create and problem solve through composing by:
- exploring the concepts of music when experimenting, improvising, organising and arranging compositions in various musical styles
- notate their own and other compositions using traditional and non-traditional notation
- use and experiment with technology to enhance and explore the composition process.
When listening in music, students are given opportunities to make connections between the musical features of a variety of repertoire to their social, cultural and historical contexts by:
- understanding and analysing the concepts of music through aural music exercises and critical discussions
- identifying, discussing, memorising and notating in various styles of music
- applying knowledge and understanding of musical literacy
- exploring and identifying the impact and purpose of technology in music in various contexts.