Special Interest Music is an intensive course available to students currently learning an instrument or who have a special talent or interest in music and would like to study it at greater depth. Entry to this course is by audition only, through a relatively simple process.
Special Music students undertake twice as many classroom music lessons as the Elective Music course.
Middle School (Years 8-10)
Areas of study
- Solo performance
- Choral training
- Aural training
- Theoretical studies
- Historical and analytical studies
- Composition and arranging
- Music technology
- Instrumental tuition
- Ensemble performance
- Basic Keyboard training
Senior School (Years 11-12)
A wide range of SACE options are available at Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Special Music students undertake core work together with elective music students, as well as an extension series of lessons which include solo performance, composition, arranging, music studies, music technology, sound engineering and extended ensemble.
Students in this course study at least two instruments until the end of Year 11 and are required to commit themselves to a minimum of two co-curricular ensembles.
They receive financial assistance for private tuition and travel and are not bound by conventional school zoning. They are entitled to an individual lesson with a private tutor on one instrument and a lesson with a DECD teacher on a second instrument.