Music

Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School Music Department

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Making that connection is very important in our environment here at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School. We would like to promote that Music is for everyone. The ideas of being unmusical is a concept found only in Western musical traditions. From the moment of our first mother’s heartbeat, we are musical beings. Before we are born, we respond to our heartbeat and to the sounds of our inner world. We are born musical.

In Music at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School music is for students who are seeking for the following

  • connection with their own personal sound world and the sound and the sound worlds of their fellow learners, teachers, whanau and community
  • follow professional music career paths in the canon of historical, social, and cultural musical forms and genres.
  • Contribute informally as audience, participants or leaders in community choirs, assemblies and cultural groups.

In Music at SEHC students learn to be confident and resilient through taking the creative risks involved in performance and composition. Students connect, past, present and future views of the world through their study of many different types of music.

Learning Music provides multiple opportunities for developing a means of creative expression and the skills (such as self-management and problem solving) that every student needs for success in the twenty-first century.

Course Information

Level 1 Music

Course Title: Music Level 1

Course NCEA Level(s): 1

Course Code: MUS101

Course Aim and Description:

This course has a strong emphasis on performance and composition, as well as covering Music theory and Music set works. The Achievement and Unit Standards offered means that this course is flexible to cater to students’ individual strengths. NCEA Level 1 Music aims to encourage Music performance and Music knowledge to continue through to higher level Music and lay the foundation for working in all fields of the Music industry in the future.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

Level AS / US Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard
AS91090 2 AS INT 6 Perform contrasting music as a featured soloist
AS91091 2 AS INT 4 Perform music as a member of a group
AS91092 2 AS INT 6 Compose pieces of music.
TOTAL: 16

Level 2 Music

Course Title: Music Level 2

Course NCEA Level(s): 2

Course Code: MUS201

Course Aim and Description:

This course has a strong emphasis on performance and composition, as well as covering Music theory and Music set works. The Achievement and Unit Standards offered means that this course is flexible to cater to students’ individual strengths. NCEA Level 2 Music aims to encourage Music performance and knowledge to continue through to higher level Music and lay the foundation for working in all fields of the Music industry in the future.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

Level AS / US Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard
AS91270 AS INT 6 Perform contrasting music as a featured soloist.
AS91272 AS INT 4 Present a music performance as a member of a group
AS91274 AS INT 3 Perform contrasting music as a featured soloist on a second instrument.
AS91271 AS INT 6 Compose effective pieces of music.
TOTAL: 19

Level 3 Music

Course Title: Music Level 3

Course NCEA Level(s): 3

Course Code: MUS301

Course Aim and Description:

This course has a strong emphasis on performance and composition, as well as covering Music theory and Music set works. The Achievement and Unit Standards offered means that this course is flexible to cater to students’ individual strengths. NCEA Level 3 Music aims to encourage Music performance and knowledge to continue through to higher level Music and lay the foundation for working in all fields of the Music industry in the future.

Course Details:

Standards

Offered

Level AS / US Int /

Ext

Credit Value Title of Standard
AS91416 AS INT 8 Prepare and present performances of music as a featured soloist.
AS91418 AS INT 4 Present a music performance as a member of a group
AS91419 AS INT 8 Compose effective pieces of music.
Total 20

Alert Level 3

We will be Alert Level 3 from Tuesday 21 September at 11.59. Only children of essential workers may start attending school.