The Music curriculum is structured around four interdependent strands, each of which involves making and responding.
|Strand||Explore and Express Ideas||Music Practices||Present and Perform||Respond and Interpret|
|Focuses on exploring sound and silence and ways of using voice, body percussion, instruments and technologies to develop and express ideas. Students use listening skills and imagination to develop ideas in response to stimuli such as music they have listened to, observations, feelings, experiences and research. They|
explore ways of using and manipulating and the elements of music and compositional
Focuses on developing knowledge and understanding of skills, techniques and
Focuses on planning, rehearsing and refining performances to communicate ideas and intentions to an audience. Students use voice, instruments, technologies and performance and expressive skills and techniques to perform solo and ensemble music.
Focuses on reflecting, questioning, analysing and evaluating as listeners, composers and performers. Students use listening skills to discriminate, identify and describe qualities of sound and features of music. They interpret and analyse music from diverse cultures, times and locations and explore how contexts inform music and music making and how music connects with other art forms and disciplines.
In Music, students progress along a curriculum continuum that provides the first achievement standard at Foundation and then at Levels 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. A curriculum for students with disabilities is provided in this learning area.
A 'Towards Foundation Levels A to D' curriculum is provided for students with disabilities or additional learning needs in this curriculum area.