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Level 3 Music


WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will be building upon skills learned in Level 2 Music, with a greater emphasis on self-responsibility and critical reflection. The main focus of this course will be on performance development on your chosen instrument. In addition to this, you will be able to select further units in research and composition. These choices will reflect your strengths, interests and future musical goals.The majority of music students taking music at Mt Aspiring College are contemporary musicians. The Level 3 course reflects this and prepares students for further performance and study at Tertiary level. Students who have a classical background can select a course from the Standards on offer at Mt Aspiring College and Standards available through The Correspondence School. This course focuses on the exploration of contemporary music through performance, composition, and research. The majority of the course is taught during class but students need to receive specialist instrumental tuition with itinerant tutors or in private lessons. Students will be expected to join music groups outside of class time to further develop their skills.

The Level 3 Music course at Mt Aspiring supports the school's ethos of self-responsibility and gives the student the opportunity to strive for excellence and “Enjoy Success”. Our aim is to provide students with the tools and opportunities to extend their performance and composition skills and to increase their general understanding of the working of contemporary music. At Level 3 Music, students are encouraged to take on leadership roles within the Music department and further develop their collaborative, self-management and organisational skills.

HOW WILL I LEARN?

You will extend your skills on your chosen instrument through weekly itinerant/private lessons and daily practise. During class time you will rehearse with your group, participate in performance workshops and work individually on compositions and/or a research project. There will be regular performance opportunities both in school and the wider community. 

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

14 or more credits in Level 2 Music. You must have also have demonstrated the ability to perform at the required standard for Level 3 performance. 

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
AS91416

Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist 

8 Internal X
AS91417

Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument 

4 Internal X
AS91418

Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces as a member of a group 

4 Internal X
AS91419

Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music 

8 Internal X
AS91424

Create two arrangements for an ensemble 

4 Internal X
AS91849

Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking 

8 Internal X
AS91425

Research a music topic 

6 Internal R
US28007

 Select and apply a range of processes to enhance sound in a performance context 

8 Internal X
US23730

Operate music sequencing, editing, and music notation applications 

8 Internal X
AS91420

Integrate aural skills into written representation 

4 External X
AS91421

Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores

4 External X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

66

     


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

Reassessment: The Achievement Standards offered in this course may not be resubmitted, however, a reassessment opportunity may be offered to students who do not achieve the standard on the first attempt. This opportunity will only be offered to students who have shown a reasonable initial effort and who can demonstrate that further learning has occurred since the initial assessment opportunity.


Because of the nature of performance, there will be no opportunity to be reassessed on performance assessments (3.1, 3.2 and 3.3). Extensions will not be given for performance assessments except on medical grounds; a medical certificate will be required

Late Work: Work submitted late for internal assessment Standards will not be marked. Absence from school due to sickness is not normally regarded as an acceptable reason for non-submission of assessed work. Alternate arrangements, electronic or otherwise should be made in this event. Remember to follow procedures for assessment as laid down in the Student Handbook for NQF. This is particularly important with regard to missed or late assessment and appeals.  You must request an extension prior to the due date if you have a valid reason.

Authenticity and Appeals: These issues are dealt with by the college’s assessment procedures.  Essentially all work must be your own.  You have the right to appeal a grade if you consider you have been treated unfairly. Read your NCEA Student Handbook for details.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

Contemporary and jazz music courses: University of Otago, Christchurch Polytechnic, Massey University and other contemporary based music and performing arts courses. Career in the music industry (radio, recording, advertising, television, performer, sound engineering). 

INDICATIVE COSTS:

Guitarists, Bass players, and Drummers are expected to bring their own Picks, Leads, and sticks.