Our music program aims to create opportunities for all students from beginners to advanced. Students learn about the music they love and to engage with it on different levels through a variety of activities. In the classroom the girls have the opportunity to gain the necessary skills they need to improve their ability to read the music they play on their instruments, listen to all music intelligently and to talk about various styles of music using the appropriate terminology. The extensive instrumental music program aims to develop the girls’ skills on their specialist instrument and offer them opportunities to enrol for AMEB examinations. Students listen to and think about the various interpretations in performance of the works they are studying and develop and improve their aural skills. Through the concert band, choral and string programs students have a wide range of performance opportunities. Furthermore we have a keyboard and computer lab and a state of the art recording facility where the students can explore the latest in music technology.

Curriculum Structure

Year 7 & 8

Core Curriculum

Year 9 & 10

Electives

VCE

Music Performance

VET Music Industry: Tech Production

Activities include:

  • Singing
  • Playing guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Digital/Audio Recording
  • Keyboards & Computers
  • Composing & Arranging
  • Listening
  • Research
  • Theory
  • Aural Studies

Instrumental Music:
We have nine Instrumental Teaching staff that offer tuition for the following instruments:
Woodwind: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones
Brass: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba
Strings: Violin, Viola and Cello
Guitar and Bass, Drum Kit, and Classical and Contemporary Voice

Co-curricular Activities

More than 25 events make up the typical musical year and include:

  • VCE Recital Evenings
  • Vocal Nights
  • Winter Concert
  • Performances at every assembly
  • Conducting Workshop
  • House Music Competition
  • Major Musical Production every 2nd year
  • Band Form Concerts
  • Regional Music Activities
  • Workshops & Master Classes
  • Community Performances
  • Choral Festivals
  • Residential Music Camp
  • Melbourne Schools Band Festival

Extra Charges Required:

  • $200 p.a. Instrumental Hire
  • $395 p.a. Instrumental and Vocal Tuition

Some Details:

Band Forms: In Year 7 & 8 students who learn instruments other than strings stay in their form groups for specialist ensemble, aural and theory training. String students join the String Orchestra.

Ensembles: Once students achieve a sufficiently high standard, they are invited to join one or more of the performing school ensembles.

Lessons: These are held during class time and generally last for 35 minutes, rotating within the days that the instrumental staff teach.