L2MUS

Music Level 2

Course Description

This course is a continuation from Level 1 Music. You will continue to focus on performance skill and composition, 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”. This year, the score reading exam is optional.  You have the opportunity to continue working on your understanding of music theory and sit one external examination at the end of the year. 

This course is flexible with three compulsory standards and four optional standards: 

Compulsory standards: 

  • Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
  • Compose two substantial pieces of music
  • Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble

Optional standards (students must choose one or two):

  • Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument.
  • Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group  
  • Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores. (External)

Within each standard there is flexibility and choice. You can choose which pieces you would like to do for performances, instrumentations and what aspect of NZ music you would like to learn about. You can chose how you would like to compose your own music – e.g. through traditional notation methods, using a DAW 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.



Course Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
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

Term 3
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

Term 4
Week 1-3: Exam preparation and final submission of all internals.

Recommended Prior Learning

Achievement of: 14 credits from Level 1 Music.

AND/ OR:

  • Skills on a musical instrument- you will be expected to perform a substantial piece of music as a soloist.
  • An understanding of music knowledge e.g. chords, keys, musical elements and features.
  • An understanding on music notation.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

• Students must have their own or hire a musical instrument in which they are to specialise

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 41 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91270 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91271 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91272 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91273 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.8 - Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91274 v2
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91275 v3
NZQA Info
Making Music 2.5 - Demonstrate aural understanding through written representation
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91276 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91277 v3
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of two substantial and contrasting music works
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91278 v2
NZQA Info
Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 41
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
Total Numeracy Credits: 0