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Music Studies Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 2.0 - For teaching in 2022.
Accredited in June 2017 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2019.

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Capabilities | Critical and creative thinking

Critical and creative thinking

In this subject students extend and apply their critical and creative thinking capability by, for example:

  • thinking critically and creatively about the nature and scope of creating and performing music
  • applying their understanding of the nature and scope of music to make innovative choices in developing their own creative works
  • expressing their ideas creatively through performances and/or compositions
  • expressing their ideas critically in responding to their own creations and those of others
  • synthesising musical understanding, skills, and techniques
  • critiquing strategies for improving and refining their musical skills, technique, and accuracy
  • using initiative in collaborating with other musicians
  • applying their understanding of musical elements to deconstruct, analyse, and discuss how composers manipulate musical elements
  • exploring and experimenting with how music is made.