The Music Excellence program is designed to deepen music students' knowledge and understanding of music theory through Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) studies in order to extend their application in the dimensions of performance, composition and analysis of music.
To participate in the Music Excellence program, it is mandatory that students are already involved in the school instrumental or choral programs. Students who are keyboard players are welcome to audition but must be prepared to commit to learning mallet percussion in the instrumental percussion program. Guitarists (bass and lead) may audition for limited places within jazz ensembles such as Big Band, Percussion and contemporary ensembles.
From Year 11 (term 4) Music Excellence students can undertake additional studies through the Music Extension subject, specialising in either performance, composition or musicology.
The program embeds an ICT pedagogy. All students are required to be part of the College Bring Your Own Device (BYOX) program and purchase an Apple Macbook device. Students use technology to interact with the repertoire, complete online testing and assignments and compose and record music.
Entry to the Music Excellence program is through application. On submission of the
expression of interest (PDF, 431KB), students will be contacted with audition information.
Please read about our Instrumental Music program.