NCEA Level 1 Music Performance

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Diedricks

Music encompasses both practical performance and academic study. Students at Year 11 level can choose which stream is appropriate for them. At Ashburton College we are fortunate to offer a wide variety of musical experiences which help students to choose their path. Those students wanting to continue learning instruments have access to itinerant music teachers. These students are encouraged to enter competitions and festivals and join in music making opportunities within the college community. Several tertiary options are available for student wanting to study music. The career opportunities are many and varied. Examples of these are: broadcasting, performing, sound engineering, teaching, recording artist, studio musician, amongst others. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. These include choirs, rock bands, instrumental and vocal groups, chamber music groups and orchestra. Students are encouraged to perform at competitions and festivals in Mid–Canterbury and further afield. 


  • Solo/Group performance;
  • Composition;
  • Aural skills;
  • Music theory; and
  • Music technology.

This course leads to a University Entrance approved subject.


NCEA Level 2 Music Performance

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music or by consultation with HOD Music.

11MUP and 11MUS are similar courses that cover many of the same standards, if you wish to choose both; you must consult with the HOD.

This course or 11MUS needs to be taken if you intend continuing with this subject at Level 2 (Year 12).

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 26687 v4 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound technology for a performance context
A.S. 91090 v3 Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
A.S. 91091 v3 Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
A.S. 91092 v3 Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

Promoter, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Singer/Musician, Teaching, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Radio Announcer, Music Performer, Production Assistant (Film/Television)


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.