Either or both semesters

In this course there is an emphasis on practical studies. Students are formed into groups to play and (or) sing in large and small ensembles, as well as developing solo performance skills.  Musicians who are keen to keep developing their music skills, especially if they intend to take Music as a subject in Senior School, are encouraged to consider this elective.

Other areas covered include: aural comprehension, theory and musicianship, and creative organisation with a performance focus on chords and improvisation, Australian Rock Music, the impact and influence of the Beatles, and making a song your own.

Students joining this course will have at least two years’ recent experience on their instrument. Students who have less than two years require approval from the Coordinator of Music.

Private Instrumental/Vocal Tuition

Tuition is available in major instruments.  Instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to take Music Ensemble as well as having private lessons. Students are rostered for two supervised practice sessions a week. Unfortunately, due to the isolation of the campus, lessons on more obscure instruments cannot be guaranteed. In the situation where only a minimal number of students enrol in an instrument, lessons in that instrument may also be unavailable.
Students do not have to take the elective subject Music Ensemble in order to have private tuition. However, students who take the elective must be enrolled in private tuition if it is available for their instrument. There is a minimum practice requirement and students are encouraged to make use of other time when available.
There are solo and ensemble performance opportunities for instrumental or voice students both within and outside the School. Monday morning recitals in the Chapel are a much-loved part of the Timbertop routine as are concerts held for the School throughout the year. 

ASSESSMENT - Both Semesters
1. Classwork and Module (20%)
2. Theory and Composition (30%)
3. Ensemble and Performance (30%)
4. Projects (20%)



Group 6 - Music
Year 11 and 12 - IB

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