The Junior College runs a unique specialist music program in Prep and Year 1 called ‘Music Every Day’ where students engage in 20 minutes of music each day. This program focuses on developing core skills such as beat, rhythm and pitch.
Students in Year 3 to Year 6 participate in two 40-minute music lessons each week and have access to special instrumental programs including the Year 3 Strings program, Year 4 Band Preparatory program and the Years 5 and 6 Band programs.
In the Senior College, students use the core skills they have learnt in the Junior Music Program and apply them to new musical situations and with more creative license.
In Years 7 and 8, students are immersed in the Blues. In Years 9 and 10, students explore genres such as Pop, Protest and Film Music. In Years 11 and 12, students are developing and working within their own musical identities, creating performances, experimenting with compositional techniques and analysing works to inform their musical decisions. Students in the Academic Music programs also attend and participate in a variety of activities, excursions and workshops.