Completion of either Year 8: Full Year or Semester Music will qualify students for entry into Year 9 Music.
The semester course naturally provides less depth than the full year course of Year 8 Music. Nonetheless, successful completion of both subjects qualifies students for entry into Year 9 Music. Students entering this course have a range of background and ability levels from absolute beginners through to advanced musicians.
Students are immediately put into a class band environment where they prepare songs for public performance at school assemblies and other functions regardless of each student's background or ability level. The remainder of the course is divided between developing students' musical literacy, composition, music history and exposure to music technology including Sibelius, Auralia, Musition and Garage Band. The primary homework expectation of students in Year 8 Music is regular practice on their chosen instrument(s) of a minimum of 15 minutes per day. Students are required to undertake regular instrumental or vocal lessons either with a private tutor outside of the school or through one of the tutors available at NMHS.
Lessons available at NMHS include:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Percussion, Steel-String and Electric Guitar*, Voice*, Piano*
Students will be required to contribute towards the cost of tickets and/or travel for a Live Performance as negotiated with the teacher. (approximately $20.00).
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