Garin College Garin College

Level 3 Music

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Muir.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study Level 2 Music or performance skills equivalent to someone who has had 4/5 years of lessons. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty.

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


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.