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All students should have the opportunity to develop their musical abilities and potential.

As an artform, music pervades society and occupies a significant place in world cultures and in the oral and recorded history of all civilisations.

Music plays important roles in the social, cultural, aesthetic and spiritual lives of people. At an individual level, music is a medium of personal expression. It enables the sharing of ideas, feelings and experiences. The nature of musical study also allows students to develop their capacity to manage their own learning, engage in problem-solving, work collaboratively and engage in activity that reflects the real world practice of performers, composers and audiences.

NESA requirement

The Music Years 7-10 Syllabus contains both Mandatory and Elective courses. The Mandatory course is taught as a coherent study of 100 hours, not spread over several years. This is a requirement for eligibility for the award of the Record of School Achievement. The Elective Music course can be studied for 100 or 200 hours in Stage 5 and will be recorded, with a grade, on the Record of School Achievement (RoSA).

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More About Music

Students will learn about

In both the Mandatory and Elective courses, students will study the concepts of music (duration, pitch, dynamics and expressive techniques, tone colour, texture and structure) through the learning experiences of performing, composing and listening, within the context of a range of styles, periods and genres.

The Mandatory course requires students to work in a broad range of musical contexts, including an exposure to art music and music that represents the diversity of Australian culture. The Elective course requires the study of the compulsory topic Australian Music, as well as a number of other topics from two defined groups which aim to provide depth and breadth of musical study.

Students will learn to

In Music, students learn to perform music in a range of musical contexts, compose music that represents the topics they have studied and listen with discrimination, meaning and appreciation to a broad range of musical styles.

The study of the concepts of music underpin the development of skills in performing, composing and listening.

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