Either or both semesters

Students must be enrolled in private instrumental/vocal tuition to participate in music as an elective subject.

In this course there is an emphasis on practical studies. Students are formed into groups to play or sing in a variety of styles in large or small ensembles, as well as developing solo performance. 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, creative organisation and a broad overview of the history of music.

Private Instrumental/Vocal Tuition

Tuition is available in most instruments. Serious instrumentalists and vocalists are encouraged to take Music Ensemble as well as having private lessons. Students have timetables supervised practice sessions every 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. 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 Concerts in the Chapel are a much-loved part of the Timbertop routine as are End of Term Concerts held throughout the year.



Music Industry (VET)
Year 11 and 12

Music Performance
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Group 6 - Music
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Year 10

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