Level 3 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Muir

Entry Guidelines

Level 2 Music or performance skills equivalent to someone who has had 4/5 years of lessons. 

An advanced course where each student chooses from a range of topics, from Making Music and Music Studies Achievement Standards. The course will cover: solo and group performance (on a main instrument and possibly a second instrument), aural skills, composition, research, harmony and score analysis. Students may choose to arrange music. This course will be tailored towards each student’s individual talents and interests. Students are encouraged to perform at school and in Rockquest, Jazz Fest, Chamber Music Festival and concerts at NCMA. It is expected that students will be enrolled in the Garin itinerant music programme or be taking private instrumental lessons. 

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.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25.00 to cover 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.