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Welcome to the Music Department

                                                            

Studying Music at Selwyn College as a subject  develops your  skills  in becoming: a musician, a  music performer as a soloist and as a member of a group/ensemble, a composer, a song writer and a music scholar. You will also discover what makes  music work as a musical language, and how it communicates to people and their different cultures now and in the past.  Music students are also mentored by Auckland Philharmonia musicians in their composition studies.

                                                                                                                                                                            Head of Music: Sonya Shone



 Junior Music
Junior Music is offered as a semester course in Year 9 and 10 and as a full year or semester option in Year 10.  This course  develops an understanding of musical styles and musical periods aswell as the theoretical and practical aspects of music.  All students will compose  and arrange music using the computer music programme Sibelius.  The full year 10 Music course and itinerant or private instrumental lessons are recommended for students intending to study NCEA Music.      








Level 1 Music

Entry requirement: Year 10 Music  or consultation with the Head of Music and the ability to read music and play an instrument at a 3rd year level or above . Instrumental tuition is required.
Course Description: This course is designed for musicians with previous experience in practical and theoretical aspects of music. Students will perform both in groups and as soloists. All students will compose music and use the computer notation programme Sibelius and continue to develop a musical knowledge through studying a range of musical styles/periods. Students continue to develop their theory and aural skills in preparation for the external exams.

Level  2 Music
Entry requirement: 16 credits minimum Level 1 Music or consultation with the Head of Music and the ability to read music and play an instrument at a 4th year level or above . Instrumental tuition is required.
Course Description:This course is designed for musicians with previous experience in practical and theoretical aspects of music. Students will perform both in groups and as soloists. All students will compose and arrange music and use the computer notation programme Sibelius and continue to develop a musical knowledge through studying a range of musical styles/periods. Students continue to develop their theory and aural skills in preparation for the external exams.


Level 3 Music                                        

Entry requirement: 14 credits minimum Level 2 Music or consultation with the Head of music and the ability to read music and play an instrument at a 5th year level or above . Instrumental tuition is required.
Course Description:This course is designed for musicians with a high level of previous experience in practical and theoretical aspects of music. Students will perform both in groups and as soloists. All students will compose and /or arrange music and use the computer notation programme Sibelius and continue to develop a musical knowledge through studying a range of musical styles/periods. Students continue to develop their theory and aural skills in preparation for the external exams.