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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.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Content | Responding to music

Responding to Music

Students engage critically and creatively with music through responding to their own and others’ works. They develop and extend their understanding of how learning in music is an iterative process. They also learn how the knowledge and skills developed through responding to and evaluating music can refine their musical thinking and inform the choices they make in experimenting with and creating music.

Responding to music includes:

  • developing and extending skills in exploring and analysing musical styles and influences, through reflecting on and discussing creative works
  • exploring and experimenting with techniques, styles, and/or use of technologies
  • exploring and experimenting with music through studying aspects of the music industry
  • reflecting on the appropriateness of their musical creations to their intended purpose and context
  • communicating findings and making connections between their own experimentation and musical ideas, and the styles, techniques, works, and/or production of others.

Responding to music should include the study of live performances, either in person or through live recordings.