MacGregor State High School is proud of its rich history of Instrumental and Vocal Music. For students in Years 7, 8 and 9, a program aimed at extending our talented musicians was born - Music Excellence.
This audition-based course provides a platform for students, whom have learnt an instrument in primary school, to further their skills, love and passion for music. Students may study a semester of Year 7 and 8 Music Excellence, with Year 9 Music Excellence for the whole year.
The program structure focuses on three key components: Performance, Composition and Musicology. Derived from the senior school syllabus, students can be assured that their learning is tailored to the individual, and sets them up to be prepared, focused and driven for future studies in music.
Each week, students receive two theoretical/knowledge-based lessons plus a practical lesson, thus developing ensemble skills and providing an opportunity to apply their knowledge to their chosen instrument. Music Excellence liaisons closely with the student's instrumental teacher, to ensure a cohesive, consistent message is given across all aspects of music. Singers and piano players have the ability to learn a band or string instrument, which is provided free of charge by Education Queensland.
Students also have the unique opportunity to form an Orchestra, with students in the 7-9 Music Excellence class. This ensemble forms in Semester 2, working closely with Instrumental Music staff and guest conductors.
The course focuses on a variety of music genres including Rock Music, Film Music, Baroque & Beyond, Musicals, Jazz and Game Music with opportunities for solo and ensemble performance.
Curriculum Enquiries Ms Sandy Armstrong, Head of Department, Classroom Music, Instrumental and Vocal Music, email@example.com
Enrolment Enquiries Please refer to Enrolments section of the website.