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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

First In Australia

Telephone02 9604 3333

Emailwestfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Course: Music        Faculty: CAPA        Course Fees: $35.00

Impact on Stage 6: N/A

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION – ELECTIVE SUBJECT

Students will develop knowledge, understanding and skills through performing, composing and listening. Students will study a wide range of musical styles, such as Popular Music, Rock Music, Jazz Music, Australian Music, Film Music and traditional Music of a Culture.

Students must learn an instrument of their choice. It is recommended they have lessons with the tutors at school or take private lessons. Students can have guitar, drum and vocal lessons at school. Instruments such as: violin, flute, saxophone, trumpet and trombone, can be hired for a fee from the school.

Once students are learning an instrument, they will perform individually, in a small ensemble and as a class. They will also have the opportunity to form or join an extracurricular group. Groups include rock bands, vocal ensembles and drum ensembles.

 

MAIN FOCUS AREAS

Students will develop skills through the study of a wide range of musical styles, such as Popular Music, Rock Music, Jazz Music, Australian Music, Film Music and traditional Music of a Culture.

 

OUTCOMES

  • Performs repertoire with increasing levels of complexity in a range of musical styles demonstrating an understanding of the musical concepts
  • Performs repertoire in a range of styles and genres demonstrating interpretation of musical notation and the application of different types of technology
  • Performs music selected for study with appropriate stylistic features demonstrating solo and ensemble awareness
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the musical concepts through improvising, arranging and composing in the styles and genres of music selected for study
  • Notates own compositions, applying forms of notation appropriate to the music selected for study
  • Uses different forms of technology in the composition process
  • Demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through analysis, comparison and critical discussion of music from different stylistic, social, cultural and historical contexts
  • Demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through aural identification, discrimination, memorisation and notation in the music selected for study
  • Demonstrates an understanding of musical literacy through appropriate application of notation, terminology and interpretation and analysis of scores used in the music selected for study
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the influence and impact of technology on music
  • Demonstrates an appreciation, tolerance and respect for the aesthetic value of music as an artform
  • Demonstrates a developing confidence and willingness to engage in performing, composing and listening experiences.