Music

All Music courses offered at Prendiville are designed to encourage students to participate in musical activity as both a recreational and a vocational choice. It may serve as a pathway for further training and employment in a range of professions within the Music Industry, or simply as a means or experiencing the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from listening to and making music. Whatever the reason, Prendiville Music is an exciting, unique, prestigious and popular choice for students.

The Music ATAR course involves the study of the European tradition of music and its development over time. This is an intricate, challenging and highly interesting course where students study set works from the genres of Symphony and Chamber Music.

The course is divided into four content areas:

  • Performing
  • Composing & Arranging
  • Listening & Responding
  • Culture & Society

Unit One: Concerto

In this unit, students study the genre of Symphonic Music from a variety of eras. Students develop skills in the analysis of symphonic works and ensembles, composition, music theory, aural perception and concert practice. Students develop historical knowledge and high-level analysis skills whilst looking at this genre. In this unit, students study the Classical and Romantic eras in depth, as well as a number of prominent symphonic works.

Designated Works – Concerto

Bach, J.S.    Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043. 1st and 2nd movements

Beethoven, L. van    Piano concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. 1st movement

Unit Two: Choral Music

In this unit, students study the genre of Choral Music, looking at the development of this genre over a variety of eras. Students develop skills in the analysis of choral works and ensembles, composition, music theory, aural perception and concert practice. Students develop historical knowledge and high-level analysis skills whilst looking at this genre. In this unit, students study the Classical and Romantic eras in depth, as well as a number of prominent choral works.

Designated Works – Choral Music

Haydn, F.J.  The Creation Part I: The heavens are telling (chorus), Part II: At once earth opens her womb (Bass recitative), In fairest raiment (trio) and Achieved is the glorious work (chorus)

Verdi, G.  Requiem II: Dies irae e tuba mirum (chorus) and Lacrymosa (soloists and chorus)

Prerequisites:

  • Year 10 Prendiville Specialised Music (PSM) B grade or higher, and
  • Working at AMEB performance Grade 4 or above, and 
  • Year 10 English C grade or higher.

Special exemptions apply to new students to Prendiville and individual cases, at the discretion of the Head of Performing Arts. Please speak to Mr Hislop for further information.

Course requirements: Students must be enrolled in individual tuition (30 minutes or 45 minutes) within the college or externally for the duration of the year on their principal study instrument/voice. Ongoing rehearsals and performances with a professional accompanist throughout the year also incur additional fees.

Pathway: Units 3 and 4 Music (ATAR) in Year 12

The General Music course is designed to accommodate those students who have a keen interest in music and have some formal training in instrumental or vocal studies. A range of styles will be covered based on the students’ interests in Western Art, Jazz, Contemporary and Music Theatre. As this is offered as a composite course with ATAR Music, students will be assessed on the same Culture and Society component as the ATAR Music students.

The course is divided into four content areas:

  • Performing
  • Composing/Arranging
  • Listening and Responding
  • Culture and Society

Unit One: Concerto

In this unit, students study the genre of Symphonic Music from a variety of eras. Students develop skills in the analysis of symphonic works and ensembles, composition, music theory, aural perception and concert practice. Students develop historical knowledge and high-level analysis skills whilst looking at this genre. In this unit, students study the Classical and Romantic eras in depth, as well as a number of prominent symphonic works.

Designated Works – Concerto

Bach, J.S.  Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043. 1st and 2nd movements

Beethoven, L. van  Piano concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op. 37. 1st movement

Unit Two: Choral Music

In this unit, students study the genre of Choral Music, looking at the development of this genre over a variety of eras. Students develop skills in the analysis of choral works and ensembles, composition, music theory, aural perception and concert practice. Students develop historical knowledge and high-level analysis skills whilst looking at this genre. In this unit, students study the Classical and Romantic eras in depth, as well as a number of prominent choral works.

Designated Works – Choral Music

Haydn, F.J.  The Creation Part I: The heavens are telling (chorus), Part II: At once earth opens her womb (Bass recitative), In fairest raiment (trio) and Achieved is the glorious work (chorus)

Verdi, G.  Requiem II: Dies irae e tuba mirum (chorus) and Lacrymosa (soloists and chorus)

Students studying General Music are not required to sit practical or written exams, but will complete an independent project that relates to their chosen instrumental style.

Prerequisites:

  • Year 10 Prendiville Specialised Music (PSM) C grade or higher, or working at AMEB performance Grade 2 or above, and
  • Year 10 English C grade or higher.

Special exemptions apply to new students to Prendiville and individual cases, at the discretion of the Head of Performing Arts. Please speak to Mr Hislop for further information.

Course requirements: Students must be enrolled in individual tuition (30 minutes or 45 minutes) within the College or externally for the duration of the year on their principal study instrument/voice.

Pathway: Units 3 and 4 General Music in Year 12

The Music VET standalone course focuses on the areas of performance, ensemble and band skills, sound recording, editing and mixing in a hands-on and practical environment.

The VET Music course makes prime use of our industry-standard recording studio, 300-seat theatre, Music Technology Mac Lab and purpose-built control room, all fitted with a complete package of industry-standard recording and sound equipment and ProTools software. All students in this course are trained in the use of the recording studio, relevant equipment and software, and once trained to a sufficient level, may choose to book the studio out of class time to engineer their own recording.

Students may choose from two streams within this course – performance or technology, and may complete a number of competencies in their choice of a Contemporary, Classical, Jazz or Musical Theatre context.

This course is run in two parts and provides students with the opportunity to complete a full Certificate III over Year 11 and 12, providing them with a recognised industry qualification as well as a credit of 6 units towards their WACE.  A Certificate III will provide students with credit towards WAAPA entry into the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses (Music Performance or Audio Engineering), SAE (School of Audio Engineering) or another area of study.

Our College partners with Collarts, a registered training organisation for the Certificate III in Music. Students selecting this course will be enrolled with this RTO and inducted into their requirements at the beginning of Year 11.

Whilst this is predominantly a practical class, written components will be required. These must be completed in full and to a high standard in order to meet the requirements of the course.

Cost:  There is an additional cost of $250 to cover the VET auspicing and workshop fees.

Prerequisite: Nil. The study of the Certificate II in Music is an advantage but not essential. Some previous instrumental or vocal experience (beginner level acceptable) is required to complete this course.

Pathway: Certificate III Music Industry (Part Two) in Year 12

 

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