Level 2 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Muir

Entry Guidelines

Level 1 Music or performance skills equivalent to someone who has had 3/4 years of lessons.


This course covers musical performance, creative composition and arranging music using a range of digital technologies and builds on students' musical knowledge from Level 1. Students will further develop skills and techniques for performing confidently as a soloist and in groups. It is expected students will be enrolled in itinerant instrumental lessons through the college or privately. Students will be encouraged to perform their own compositions. There are opportunities to prepare for external examinations; 2.5 Developing Aural Understanding and 2.6 Demonstrate Knowledge of Conventions in a Range of Scores. Students may also study for 2.9 Investigate an aspect of New Zealand Music.

The programme will be individually tailored to each student’s talents. Students will complete the standards below or negotiate other alternatives as appropriate. A maximum of between 16-18 credits is preferred.

This course is not endorsable when structured as the table below describes. Students wishing to endorse this course would need to negotiate to be entered into an external standard.




Level 3 Music

Music performer, composer for music groups or media, sound engineer for music/theatre companies, producer, music journalist, teacher, events coordinator,

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25.00 workbooks/workshops
Prices may be subject to change

Pathway Tags

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)


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.