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Music Academy

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A 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 memory

  • Develop greater social and team skills

  • Assist disadvantaged children

  • Develop creativity

Curriculum

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

Partnerships

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 at Keebra.

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 exit scores are greatly enhanced by excellent results in this academic subject. This effectively assists with their entry into the university course of their choice.

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Last reviewed 28 April 2020
Last updated 28 April 2020