Subject Details - 8 Music

Learning Area
The Arts
Subject Length
2 semesters
Subject Overview
In year 8 music students will identify and analyse how the elements of music are used in different styles and apply this knowledge in their performances and compositions. They will evaluate musical choices from different cultures, times and places. Students will learn how to manipulate elements through composition and learn how to interpret, rehearse and perform music. At year 8 level, students are actively involved in instrumental lessons and are required to attend at least one ensemble.
Focus Of Learning
Students rehearse to perfect their instrument or voice, participating in ensemble and solo performances throughout the year. A range of music styles and compositions are evaluated to inform and advance individual development. Students engage in the study of music from contemporary and past times, exploring broad perspectives and enhancing their music-making with concepts from diverse cultures. This course encourages students to express, refine and develop a range of musical techniques. Students are involved in music events across the year performing live to an audience.
Evidence Of Learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through
     PRACTICAL APPLICATION with the refinement of skills and techniques.
     TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION. Students will be involved in classroom Ensembles and Solo Performance assessment tasks. Peers and teachers will provide constructive feedback in recognize and improve practice
     INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY through expression of the music making process.
     CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING in applying theoretical knowledge, analyzing and composing music and applying to practical work
     EFFECTIVE ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION through presentations of genres studied.
     KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: Applying themselves in music making and theoretical aspects.
Students selecting Music must also undertake tuition in an instrument or voice.
     Instrument Hire - quality student instruments may be obtained from the Instrumental Music Service (IMS), or through a local or regional musical instrument provider. The provision of appropriate instruments is the responsibility of parents and students. The school can assist by advising on reputable providers of musical instruments. Students learn instruments at school through private arrangements with individual instrumental teachers. The fees and payment for these lessons are made directly to the private providers.

Course Fee
     Music Theory Book - $20
Students are required to participate in one of the Music program's instrumental/vocal ensembles.

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