PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC


QUALIFICATION New Zealand Certificate in Music
LEVEL 4
CREDIT VALUE  120
METHOD OF STUDY Full time (Part time options available) 
TEACHING DURATION 32 weeks
TOTAL DURATION  39 weeks 
DATES  February 2018

The music programme is practical and performance focused. A range of both theory and practical based courses are offered that will develop students’ performance and technical ability within their given major. Students will receive two one-on-one music lessons with their tutors each week, as well as combined classes with their major stream.

The Music Fundamentals course will equip students to be able to read and write music and they will explore many contemporary music genres and settings in the Music Studies course. Students will also study Music Technology where they will develop composition and arranging skills and be able to collaborate with other music students for assessment and ensemble purposes. Learning how to operate and safely set up a PA system is covered in the Music Technology course and how to utilize and enhance musical compositions using LogicPro and other software.

There are several opportunities for students to perform throughout the year and showcase what they have learnt. The courses PARTS-401 and DEVOS-401 are taken by all dance, drama and music students together – see short description below.

MUSIC-401

Performance Music 1

Perform solo and in group on stage and gain confidence and performance skills (Semester One).

MUSIC-402

Performance Music 2

Perform solo and in group on stage and gain confidence and performance skills (Semester Two).

MUSIC-403

Music Technique

Training including two one on one lessons to learn the techniques for voice or instrument to gain mastery in your chosen area

MUSIC-404

Music Fundamentals 

Improving your grasp of the music language to help you communicate your music to other people

MUSIC-405

Music Technology

Learning how to use computer based technology to record and enhance your performances as well as basic PA set up

MUSIC-406

Music Studies 

Delving into the rich history of musical styles and using this to improve your own compositions and performances

PARTS-401

Performing Arts Industry Studies 

Finding out about the Performing Arts sector and how you can practically plan a potential career pathway

DEVOS-401

Personal Development 

Learning how to be a stronger person and finding out more about God, yourself and others and how it fits into living in Aotearoa, New Zealand


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