Garin College Garin College

Level 2 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Muir.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study NCEA Level 1 Music or performance skills equivalent to someone who has had 3/4 years of lessons. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty


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


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.