Teacher in Charge: S. Diedricks
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
Students will learn about Music in all its different forms.
Students will be introduced to different aspects of Music. They will learn to perform, create, read, listen to and appreciate music covering a wide variety of genres and styles. Students will also learn about the contexts in which music was created and performed. Each student will be encouraged to learn an instrument.
METHODS OF LEARNING:
Knowledge, skills and interests are developed by studying a wide range of music written for various social and cultural situations.
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 in our junior school which helps 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.
WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD?
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 and teaching 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. Within the College we have Music Evening and various performance opportunities for junior and NCEA students.