■ Subject Description 

In this subject, students will encounter the foundation of music theory and learn to analyse concepts

that will enable students to develop aural skills and musical literacy central to music teaching,

music in the community, composing and arranging, and performance skills. Music theory concepts

will include harmonic progressions, chords, scales and modes, aural, part writing, and musical

analysis. Students will gain an understanding of the various forms of musical notation including

traditional, jazz, and contemporary approaches.

This Capstone subject gives students the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in a real world context. Depending upon the vocational direction of each student, students will have the opportunity either to be placed in a professional context that reflects their post-graduation plans or to develop a portfolio that showcases their capabilities. Either choice will allow students to experience the demands of, and standards required by, the industry and to demonstrate that they are ready to succeed as capable professionals. Throughout this subject, students will be refining a portfolio of their skills, experience, and achievements which they can use in seeking employment.

In this subject, students will prepare themselves for applying their growing skills for the music business, event management, and arts industry-related careers.

Students will explore music industry pathways, in particular, the skills and knowledge required to successfully establish their own small business or to be successful in the entertainment industry.

In this subject, students will engage in a field trip to an arts industry sector thus developing connections between class content and real-life applications. Students will learn how to navigate their way through grant applications and the components required to complete grant applications. Event planning will provide students with further application of skills from knowledge in class. Students will develop their own business plan for a future potential career as a small business owner, e.g., as an instrumental music tutoring business.