Musicians in the Classroom

Musicians in the Classroom

Musicians in the Classroom

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All girls study music from Pre Prep to Year 8. In Years 3 and 4 students learn the violin whilst in Years 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to explore the instruments of the woodwind, brass and percussion families and then focus on the study of an instrument of their choice. Students in Years 7 and 8 play the keyboard and guitar and develop their vocal skills. From Year 9, Music is an elective subject. In Years 10-12, the girls continue to be exposed to an eclectic mix of musical styles and genres through the study of composition, musicology and performance as they work towards becoming autonomous musicians capable of creating their own individual style.  As the girls move into the senior years they increasingly specialize and this is determined after discussion with staff and consideration to the girls interests and talents.

Music Extension is offered as a subject at Year 12 level.  Performance, Composition and Musicology strands are available and the school is proud to regularly see our graduates continue with their study of music after graduation. Whether the girls continue with their music studies or not we hope that they will maintain a life-long engagement and enjoyment with music.

At all levels of study, students are encouraged to have fun with music, become adept and adaptable in using various music-related technologies (from instruments to iPads) and to apply their broadening musical knowledge, skills and insights to express themselves in a rapidly changing music-making environment.

Girls interested in studying music as part of their formal academic studies will usually be deeply involved in the co-curricular music programme of the school. All Music Scholarships are awarded after consideration of the way the girls can contribute to the musical life of the school through the extensive choral and instrumental programme.

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