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Respect and Responsibility

Promoting values in education

Curriculum Mapping

Music Stage 4
Syllabus links Opportunities for learning

Performing Outcomes

A student:

4.1 performs in a range of musical styles demonstrating an understanding of musical concepts

4.2 performs music using different forms of notation and different types of technology across a broad range of musical styles

4.3 performs music demonstrating solo and/or ensemble awareness

Composing Outcomes

A student:

4.4 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through exploring, experimenting, improvising, organising, arranging and composing

4.5 notates compositions using traditional and/or non-traditional notation

4.6 experiments with different forms of technology in thecomposition process

Listening Outcomes

A student:

4.7 demonstrates an understanding of the musical concepts through listening, observing, responding, discriminating, analysing, discussing and recording musical ideas

4.8 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through aural identification and discussion of the features of a range of repertoire

4.9 demonstrates musical literacy through the use of notation, terminology, and the reading and interpreting of scores in the music selected for study

4.10 identifies the use of technology in the music selected for study, appropriate to the musical context

In Music, students undertake an integrated study through the learning experiences of performing, composing and listening. This occurs within the context of arrange of repertoire reflecting different styles, periods and genres in music. The outcomes and content of the Music syllabus is underpinned by a framework of values outcomes, listed at the end of this document.

Specific examples of how students can work in music include:

The study of Aboriginal and Indigenous music

Content allows students to develop an understanding of the importance of language and the arts in maintaining culture and to become aware of the links between cultural expression and spirituality. Students are encouraged to study music within its cultural context and recognize the co-existence of both traditional and contemporary music traditions.

The exploration of cultural heritage through topics such as Australian music

Content allows students to explore the significant contributions that Australian performers and composers make to the artistic life of this country.

The exploration of multicultural music

Content allows students the opportunity to develop an understanding and appreciation of a variety of cultures through the investigation of topics on music of other cultures, folk music and world music traditions as well as the diversity of music within Australia.

Working individually and collaboratively

Music requires students to pursue their own development of skills, knowledge and understanding as well as working collaboratively with other students. Examples of this include solo and ensemble performances as well as individual and group compositions. This collaboration provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills as well as their own and others’ self esteem through developing skills in peer support.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Values and attitudes

A student:

4.11 demonstrates an appreciation, tolerance and respect for the aesthetic value of music as an artform

4.12 demonstrates a developing confidence and willingness to engage in performing, composing and listening experiences

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