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Music Explorations Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2017 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2019.

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Stage 2 Music Explorations is a 20-credit subject that consists of the following strands:

  • understanding music
  • creating music 
  • responding to music.

The strands in Music Explorations are interconnected and not intended to be taught independently. The strands are connected by the themes of exploration and experimentation. Students explore and experiment with musical styles, influences, techniques, and/or music production, as they develop their understanding of music. They develop and apply their musical understanding as they explore how others create, present, and/or produce music, and experiment with their own creations. Contexts for study may include aspects of the music industry, such as recording studios, performance rehearsal spaces, or instrument‑crafting workshops. Students respond to and discuss their own and others’ works, and synthesise their findings to make connections between the music they study and their own creative works.