Year 9 Electives – Music

There are two semester-long Music electives in Year 9: Music Multimedia and Music Performance.

Music Multimedia

Rationale

This area of study involves appreciation of God’s gift of music through developing an understanding of musical and video elements and how they are used in multimedia.  It focuses on the skills and appropriate concepts relevant to the organisation of sound and video in composition, arranging and editing.  Students have a range of mini projects to choose from covering many areas of music and video production.

Course Objectives

Students will:

  • Develop skills in music technology software and create a range of musical compositions
  • Develop skills in video editing techniques and create a range of small video presentations

Assessment

Assessment will be based on both the creation of music and video compositions.

Music Performance

Rationale

This area of study involves appreciation of God’s gift of music through developing an understanding of musical elements and how they are used in composition and performance. It focuses on the skills and appropriate concepts relevant to the organisation of sound in composition and arranging. Students have a range of mini projects to choose from covering many areas of music composition and they will also perform in class to build confidence in their own abilities.

Course Objectives

Students will:

  • Perform a variety of musical genres on their chosen instrument, as a soloist and an ensemble member.
  • Display an understanding of conventional music notation.
  • Demonstrate skills in music reading, writing and rhythmic discrimination.
  • Create, discuss and present musical concepts and styles.
  • Have opportunities to use technology and participate in activities to develop understanding, imagination and musical invention.

Assessment

Assessment will be based on class performances, musical theory and use of technology.