- Teacher: Dr Virginia Lakeman
■ 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.
- Teacher: Dr Janelle Fletcher
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.