What will I be studying?
Influences on Music in Context (e.g. The Western Classical Tradition, Music Theatre, Early 20 th Century Jazz)
Practical aspects of performance and communicating as a musician.
Creating and Interpreting Musical Ideas
How sounds are organized.
What does this subject involve?
Performing (in an ensemble and as a soloist), compositional techniques, aural skills, and listening and appraising skills which include the study of various musical genres and the analysis of set works.
At least Grade 6 (instrument or voice)
At least Grade 5 theory of music
A willingness to keep improving as a performer
A healthy curiosity about how music works and how it has been communicated to people over the years
Those who continue their music studies to a higher level pursue careers such as: arts administration, media, performance, teaching, studio and orchestral management, music therapy, publishing, and recording.