Music: Full Year
Year 9 Music is a full year course. Students have to have successfully completed Year 8 Music or be able to demonstrate equivalent Music background.
It is expected that students entering this course will have the equivalent of a minimum of one years' regular tuition and practise on their chosen instrument. Students regularly rehearse in 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 9 Music is regular practice on their chosen instrument(s) of a minimum of 20 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.
Extra-curricular music at NMHS:
Students are encouraged to participate in the School Musical, the Jazz Band, the Drum Corps.
A software levy of $30 per annum. Students choosing to undertake Steel-String and Electric Guitar*, Voice and Piano through the school are taught by carefully selected private tutors who charge between $20 and $30 per lesson for a weekly one-on-one lesson. All other instrumental lessons are generally group lessons provided through DECD's Instrumental Music Service and are provided at no charge. A range of brass, woodwind and orchestral stringed instruments are available for hire from the school at the cost of $40.00 a term. Incursion / Excursion costs of approximately $12/per term.
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