Year 9 Music & Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Wigram

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning needed.

This course introduces the language of music through modules which are made up of music theory, practical music and music technology. Students are encouraged to be creative and expressive while learning the basics of reading and writing music. Learning assessment activities are based around the four strands in the Arts Curriculum and feedback and guidance are provided throughout the course:

  • Developing practical knowledge - practical and written activities to explore music
  • Developing ideas - research and understand a composer’s music
  • Communicating and interpreting - rehearse and perform tasks
  • Understand music - listening and practical activities to understand musical genres



Assessment Policy & Procedures

Year 10 Music - Technology, Year 10 Music - Theory

This course leads to NCEA Level 1 music and technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students purchase a music take-home theory workbook supplied in class
If the student has an Apple product (iPad, MacBook) then it will be help to bring that to class
Other laptops for classroom use.

Assessment Information Students are assessed during class time across the semester.
Pathway Tags

Music: Promoter, Stage Manager, Events Manager, Singer/Musician, Teaching, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist, Music Teacher, Sound engineer, Radio Announcer, Music Performer, Production Assistant (Film/Television/

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Credits listed may change.