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Music Studies 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 | Learning requirements

Learning requirements

The learning requirements summarise the knowledge, skills, and understanding that students are expected to develop and demonstrate through their learning in Stage 2 Music Studies.

In this subject, students are expected to:

  1. apply knowledge and understanding of musical elements
  2. apply musical skills and techniques in developing, refining, and presenting creative works
  3. apply a range of musical literacy skills, including aural perception and notation
  4. deconstruct, analyse, and interpret musical works and styles, and manipulate musical elements
  5. synthesise findings and express musical ideas
  6. reflect on musical influences on own creative works.

Notes: For the purposes of this subject, ‘presenting’ refers to performing and/or composing music. A performer is an instrumentalist and/or a vocalist. A composer is a generator of original compositions or an arranger of existing compositions. Compositions may be original works or arrangements that are represented in notation or digital audio format.