In Levels 9 and 10, learning in Music involves students using their voices, instruments and technology as they make and respond to music independently and in small groups, and with their teachers...
In Levels 9 and 10, learning in Music involves students using their voices, instruments and technology as they make and respond to music independently and in small groups, and with their teachers and communities. They explore music as an art form through listening, composing and performing, developing a personal voice as composers, performers and audience.
Students continue to develop their listening skills as they build on their understanding and use of the elements of music. They extend their understanding and use of more complex performance techniques, compositional devices and forms and explore styles and genres in greater depth. They build on their understanding of how musicians communicate with audiences in solo and ensemble contexts. Students maintain safety, correct posture and technique in using voice, instruments and technologies.
As they experience music, students draw on music from a range of cultures, times and locations. They evaluate performers’ and composers’ success in communicating ideas intentions and the use of performance conventions and technical and expressive skills in music they listen to and perform. They identify characteristics of performance styles and genres and learn about ways that musicians influence and challenge ideas and contribute to cultural expression in their local communities and at national and international levels.
By the end of Level 10, students interpret, rehearse and perform solo and ensemble repertoire in a range of forms and styles. They demonstrate a developing personal voice and technical control, expression and stylistic understanding. They use general listening and specific aural skills to enhance their performances and use knowledge of the elements of music, style and notation to compose, document and share their music.
Students aurally and visually analyse works and performances of different styles. They evaluate the use of elements of music and defining characteristics from different musical styles. They use their understanding of music making in different cultures, times and places to inform and shape their interpretations, performances and compositions.