This year our school has a music specialist, who operates across all nine classes for one hour each week. Added to this, a choir has been established, and in just over a term has already managed to perform at our annual Anzac Day Service, and is in rehearsals for a performance during Education Week. Classes and choir rehearsals are held in our purpose built music room, which was part of the school build when the school was established in 2011.
All students are focussing on the Musical elements – beat and rhythm, duration, pitch, dynamics, texture, tempo, structure and timbre.
Through the Music Program students will
- use their bodies and voices to communicate an imaginative and sensitive
- response to stimulus material
- have an awareness of sound, silence, beat/pulse and pitch when singing and playing
- tuned and untuned instruments
- find effective ways to use sound or silence to communicate imagined ideas, sounds and voices, effects and feelings
- use learned and practised skills and techniques to effectively apply selected musical equipment and technologies
- demonstrate an awareness of the ways themselves and others express ideas, feelings and purpose through music
- understand how ideas and feelings are explored and developed through music
- participate in discussions about cultural and historic contexts of a variety of musical pieces
- explore key features of musical works from our own and other cultures and times, that show an emerging understanding of the contexts
- create and present works in a range of arts forms that communicate experiences, ideas and concept