Program of Music Excellence
Fine-tune your passion
Our Music Academy provides you with the opportunity to study an extended, advanced music curriculum including classes in performance, composition and musicology. Classroom work is complimented by involvement in our award winning school performing ensembles including our Concert Band, Stage Band, String Ensemble, Drumline and Vocal Group. You will represent our school in showcases, eisteddfods and performances and are exposed to master classes and workshops with industry professionals.
Research shows that learning Music can help students:
Improve reasoning capacity and problem solving skills
Improve Math and Language performance
Develop greater social and team skills
Assist disadvantaged children
High achieving students in Music from
Year 6 who are successful entrants into the program via audition will be
placed in the Music Academy class. These classes will pursue an extended
advanced music curriculum which includes:
Master classes and workshops with industry professionals
Excursions to live performances and music studios
Extension classes in Performance, Composition and Musicology
Representing the school in showcases, eisteddfods and public performances
Participation in major school events such as the Performing Arts Showcase, Awards Night, Anzac Assemblies
Working on outcomes
beyond the age level with greater depth and complexity.
Over the last 8 years,
we have forged a close relationship with Griffith University and the
Conservatorium of Music, with students completing University subjects whilst
still in Year 12. Last year, three Year 12 students completed a subject in the
Bachelor of Popular Music Course at Griffith University as part of the Guests
Program. These students studied OP Music, Music Extension and Music in Practice
Our Junior Secondary
Music Excellence students participate in the Mini Rock School run by Griffith
University. Involvement in these courses has led to students continuing on to
complete their degrees in music at various universities.
Students who excel in
music, though do not wish to pursue a musical career, find that their OP scores
are greatly enhanced by excellent results in this academic subject. This
effectively assists with their entry into the university course of their choice.