Music Level 2

L2MUS
Course Description

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.


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.

Pathway

Media Studies Level 3, Music Level 3

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.



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91270 v2 Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
2
I
6
A.S. 91271 v2 Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
2
I
6
A.S. 91272 v2 Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
2
I
4
A.S. 91273 v2 Music Studies 2.8 - Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble
2
I
4
A.S. 91274 v2 Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
2
I
3
A.S. 91276 v3 Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Pathway Tags

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


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