Music Level 2
Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Pascariu
This course is a continuation from Level 1 Music. You will continue to focus on performance skills, composition, and music theory, with the addition of the instrumentation standard. There are two optional extra standards – “Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music” and “Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument”. You will continue working on your understanding of music theory and sit one external examination at the end of the year. This course is flexible with the ability to choose which pieces you would like to do for performances as well as how you would like to compose your own music – e.g. through traditional notation methods, using music software such as Garageband or songwriting with lyrics and chords. Students can create their own songs in groups or as an individual which can count towards both the composition and performance standards.
Week 1-9: Work on instrumentation and group performance
Week 10 - Music evening 1 - Perform as a member of a group
Week 11 - Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble
Week 1-8: Work on solo performance, composition and theory
Week 9 - Music evening 2 - Perform one piece of music as a soloist
Week 10 - Composition 1 due
Week 1-7: Work on solo performance, composition and theory
Week 8 - Music evening 3 - Perform one piece of music as a soloist
Week 10 - Composition 2 due
Week 1-3: Exam preparation and final submission of all internals.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
• Students must have their own or hire a musical instrument in which they are to specialise
Recommended Prior Learning
• Achievement of: 14 credits from Level 1 Music.
• Performing Proficiency: Students are expected to have been learning an instrument for at least three years and be able to perform at a high standard.
Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.
Private Teacher/Tutor, Entertainer, Television Presenter, Musician, Actor, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Dancer,