Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Louman
Students will be selected for the Year 10 Music Academy class according to their Year 9 music exam results and their expertise on a concert band instrument or a proficient contemporary level of skill. This will require a formal audition at the end of Year 9. Students will work regularly as a band, in class time, and will be required to practise in their own time. In this way they will gain the necessary technical skills to do well in NCEA Level 1 the following year. Students will also work at music theory and aural skills and will study music works. Students will be expected to – participate in itinerant lessons; be part of the symphonic, jazz band, choir or appropriate ensemble; take opportunities to sit grade examinations.
Students will be loaned a band instrument ( if they don’t own one)
Students should have been in the Year 9 Music academy and their place needs to be confirmed by the HOLA of Music and the Academy Director.