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Music Excellence Program

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The Music Excellence is an extension program with a focus on performance. This program is for students in years 7 to 12 who demonstrate exceptional music talent, instrumental and/or vocal. The program focusses on engaging students in performance through a variety of ensemble groups, solo ​and chamber performances in a wide range of musical styles that suit their music style.

The program will be staffed by specialists in performance who have specific skills for their ensembles. Students will be extended through personalised learning experiences and develop musicianship through workshops and a varied performance program.

​Students will also develop music theory, composition, improvisation, and performance skilled through weekly tutorials provided by school staff. Students will have the opportunity to interact with like-minded students across the school and work with senior mentors as they continue their music development.


Course Outline
The Music Excellence program is available for students from Years 7-12, where students will:
  • ​Develop music theory understanding and application, through study of the AMEB theory syllabus – ability to earn QCE points through accredited exams.
  • Enhance their musicianship through practical performance-based learning
  • Rehearse and practice music to develop technical skill and enhance their appreciation for different music styles
  • Engage with professional artists in practical learning opportunities to engage with real world music making opportunities
  • Accelerate their music development towards Senior Music and Music
  • Extension in Year 12

Selection Criteria
Consideration will be given to:
  • ​Ability to read notated music (can be tab or chord charts)
  • Demonstrate proficiency on a musical instrument or voice audition entry
  • Compliance with school expectations regarding effort, behaviour and attendance
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to continue development on a musical instrument throughout high school

To enrol in the Music Excellence Program please complete a Music Excellence Program Application Form.

Audition Requirements
  • 2 contrasting pieces of music from a method book or as prepared for an exam (not concert band or orchestra pieces)​
  • Two scales at students level

An audition date will be announced each year, with instructions to follow on submission of application form.


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Last reviewed 17 May 2022
Last updated 17 May 2022