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This course continues to expand on skills developed in Year 9. Students are encouraged to be actively involved in listening to, writing and playing music. This course is designed to prepare students for ATAR music through performance, listening and directing music ensembles.

There is a particular emphasis on arranging music for small ensemble performance, where students will use Sibelius to assist with score writing and rehearse and perform their own work in groups. This unit explores the development of Western Art Music. They will study selected works, gaining knowledge of form, composers and compositional techniques used in music.

This course is designed to complement the instrumental music program. However, students do not need to take music as an elective if they wish to study instrumental music.

It is highly recommended that students who wish to select Year 11 music choose this elective, as it will enhance their musicianship skills and enable them to prepare for Music as an ATAR subject in Year 11 and 12.

The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.

  • Due to the practical nature of this course, students are expected to be engaged in weekly 30-minute music lessons and participate in an ensemble.
  • To view the relevant syllabus please click HERE.

The reason I initially chose to do Music is because it will benefit my career choice in the future. It helps me with this, but I have also fallen in love with the subject.

Ella Simpson, current Year 10 student

Suitable for students who may wish to continue their music study to a higher level or study ATAR Music.

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