Stage 1 – Year 11

SACE Credits

10 per semester

Does this subject include an exam?

No

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of Year 10 Music (at least one semester) or equivalent. A keen interest in Music is essential. Students must nominate at least one chosen instrument to focus on for the development of practical skills throughout the course. Enrolment in private instrumental or vocal lessons for the development of individual technical proficiency is highly recommended to help meet the performance standards.

Course Content

  • Music Experience – designed for students with emerging musical skills and provides opportunities for students to develop their musical understanding and skills in creating and responding to music. The course will involve aspects of ensemble performance and musical arranging or research.
  • Music Advanced – designed to extend students’ existing musical understanding and skills in creating and responding to music. The course will involve aspects of solo performance and song writing.

Students enrolling for a semester of music can choose to study either Music Experience or Music Advanced. Students completing a full year of music studies will complete both the Music Experience and Music Advanced courses. If students are considering studying music at Year 12, then a full year of Music at Year 11 is highly recommended.

Learning Requirements

Students can be involved in a selection of learning activities such as:

  • Performing (Ensemble and Solo)
  • Composing, Arranging, Transcribing, Improvising
  • Music Research
  • Music Technology
  • Theory, Aural, and Musical language development

Students will be required to perform as a soloist and/or in an ensemble in various contexts, for both students and parent audiences.

Pathways

Music Experience programs provide pathways to Stage 2 Music Performance — Solo and Ensemble or Stage 2 Music Explorations.

Music Advanced programs provide pathways to Stage 2 Music Studies, Stage 2 Music Performance — Solo and Ensemble or Stage 2 Music Explorations. University options include: Degrees in Music Performance – Jazz, Classical or Contemporary, Composing and Arranging, Sound Technology and Recording, Music Education, Music Ministry, and Business – Music Industry, & Music Therapy.