Level 2 Music

MUS201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Baldwin

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 or sufficient prior learning in Music at the discretion of the HOD. To cope at this level a student must be learning an instrument for at least full three years and/or be at a grade 4/5 performance level. To cope with other areas of the course a student must be able to read music fluently and have the theoretical and aural skills taught at level 1. For students who have not completed level 1, the theory level required is at least grade 3.



This course develops three main areas of your musicianship: Performance, Composition and Musicology (the study of Music Works). You will be assessed for your skills as a soloist as well as in a group situation. You must be learning from one of our itinerant teachers if you do not have a private teacher. You must be prepared to perform in front of an audience. For Composition you will develop writing for an ensemble, with a focus on larger scale works. Music theory and aural skills are also an important part of the course.

Note that students can select this course if they have not taken MUS101 but must come and see the HOD, Mr Baldwin and perform for him to ensure they are suitable to take this course.



Faculties:

Music



Pathway

Level 3 Music

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91270 v2 Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
2
I
6
A.S. 91271 v2 Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
2
I
6
A.S. 91272 v2 Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
2
I
4
A.S. 91273 v2 Music Studies 2.8 - Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble
2
I
4
A.S. 91275 v3 Making Music 2.5 - Demonstrate aural understanding through written representation
2
E
4
A.S. 91276 v3 Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91277 v3 Music Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of two substantial and contrasting music works
2
E
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 38 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.