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The MUSIC program develops attitudes and perceptions that filters through to the creation of a lifelong and independent learner. Music creates a classroom free of negativity and fosters confidence on a daily basis.
The classroom environment in music is one which is enjoyable, safe, and always challenging students to perform at a high level. Through a series of practical and theoretical studies, students are able to experience the following:
Acceptance from peers and teachers, Work with new technologies, and Composing and Performing tasks with perceive, interesting and relevant activities. Music is a flow on subject and to study the subject it is highly advised that students have had prior musical learning. (Previous year studied excluding Year 8). Senior Music (10-12) is only available to students who achieved a pass mark in Junior Music due to the continual nature of theory and practical exercises.
 
 
Music Excellence Program
Aldridge State High is excited to announce the offering of Music Extension. The Year 7-8 extension class provides passionate music students a further chance to develop their performance skills and build upon theoretical knowledge. The subject will feature ICT incorporation in a 21st Century and Performance based environment. The class will feature at the annual showcase evenings and has the chance to tour as part of the Instrumental Program.  The Year 7 and 8 students prepare performance portfolios and undertake more advanced performing and classroom music activities, including completing recording studio work and completing AMEB Grade 1 and 2 Theory.
Who will be considered for the program
  • Current Year 7 students excelling in Music and wanting to take Extension in 2018
  • Students who are involved in primary music instrumental programs (and play a woodwind, brass, percussion or orchestral stringed instrument), and/or
  • Students who have private music lessons (guitar, piano voice) and/or
  • Students who are involved in choral programs, and/or
  • Students who show potential in core classes
  • Year 6 students identified by their Primary sites as having passion and expertise for musical performance
 

Unit Plans

Year 7/8/9/ 10 Unit Plans

 Year 11/12 Unit Plans

 

Assessment

Junior

 

​Term 7/8 9 ​10
​1

Essential Music

Exam

World Music

Performance

​Musical Productions

Written

Vocal Performance

Ensemble Performance

​2

​Pioneer of Modern Genre

Rock since 2000

Performance

Australian Music

Written
Performance

​Jazz Blues

Composition

​3 Media Music
 

​Classic Hits

Debate

Performance

​4

​Media Music

Written/Composition

 

Baroque to Now
 

 

  

 

Senior

Unit Title
Dimensions
Musicology
Composing
Performance
Students select 2 only
 To suit cohort/instrument
Get Up Stand Up
An exploration of historical and contemporary political movements and events and the way in which music has been used as an unifying force. It shows the power music can have in affecting social consciousness
Year 1 Term 1
40 hours
 
Extended Written Response-
 
 
Yr 11 600-1000 words
Yr 12 800-1200 words
 
(Year 12 Only) Political Composition (visual stimulus)
 
Year 11- Minimum 16 Bars or approximately 30 sec
Year 12- Minimum 32 Bars or approximately 60 sec
 
  
 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental
 
 
(Year 12 Only)
Performance Approximately 3 minutes in Length
 
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental/Conduct 
 
Aussie Rock and Pop
A focus on the journey of rock genres popular in Australia since 1955.
 
Year 1 Term 2
 
40 hours
 
 
 
 
 
Year 11- Minimum 16 Bars or approximately 30 sec
 
Year 12- Minimum 32 Bars or approximately 60 sec
 
 
 
Performance of a piece of repertoire studied during this unit or related to context, style or genre. 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental
 Musicals
An in-depth look at the development of musical theatre styles from foundations in Vaudeville to the modern American musical. (Connects with school musical/production in Term 3 of each Year)
Year 1 Term 3
 
 
Extended Written
Comparative
Essay
Yr 11 600-1000 words
Yr 12 800-1200 words
 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental
 
 
Jazz
An investigional and experimental practical based unit based around Jazz Genres
 
Year 1 Term 4 (Year 11 ONLY)
 
 
 
*(Year 11 only)
 
Jazz  Composition
 
Year 11- Minimum 16 Bars or approximately 30 sec
 
Year 12- Minimum 32 Bars or approximately 60 sec
*(Year 11 only)
 
 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit Title
 
 
 
 
Dimensions
Musicology
Composing
Performance
 
 
Maestro’s of Movies ‘Heroes and Villains’
A musicology discovery of the composers methods and techniques used in film music to create mood, atmosphere and emotion
Year 1 Term 2
 
Extended Written Response- Exam
 
 
Yr 11 400-600 words (1-1.5 hrs)
Yr 12 600-800 words (1.5-2hrs)
Per response
 
Extended Written Response
Analytical Essay
 
Yr 11 600-1000 words
Yr 12 800-1200 words
 
 
 
Year 11- Minimum 16 Bars or approximately 30 sec
 
Year 12- Minimum 32 Bars or approximately 60 sec
(Year 12 Only)
Performance Approximately 3 minutes in Length
 
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental/Conduct
 
 
Performance of a piece of repertoire demonstrating the advances in technology and  modern effects/sounds 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental
 
Music Evolution
 
This unit takes a transitional approach to looking at the ways in which composers have contributed to the evolution and development of instrumental and vocal music from Baroque  to present..
 
Year 2 Term 2 and 3
 
 
 
Extended Written Response
Persuasive/Argumentative Essay
Yr 11 600-1000 words
Yr 12 800-1200 words
 
 
 
 
 
Composition 2- Term 3
Advances in Technology Modern Composition
 
 
Each Composition
Year 11- Minimum 16 Bars or approximately 30 sec
 
Year 12- Minimum 32 Bars or approximately 60 sec
 
 
*Students will be given an option to suit cohort or instrumental preferences.
Year 11 Select one only
 
 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length for each
 
Solo Performance /Group Performance for either
 
 
 
 
Jazz
 An investigational and experimental practical based unit based around Jazz Genres
 
Year 1/2 Term 4 (Year 11 ONLY)
 
 
*(Year 11 only)
 
 
Approximately 3 minutes in Length
 
 
Term 4 Year 2
Year 12 only POST VERIFICATION
Making a musical statement (student directed)
24- 48 hours
Extended Written Response
Persuasive/Argumentative Essay
Yr 11 600-1000 words
Yr 12 800-1200 words
 
Year 12- Minimum 32 Bars or approximately 60 sec
 
 
Year 12 Only)
Performance Approximately 3 minutes in Length
 
Solo Performance /Group Performance
Vocal/Instrumental/Conduct