Length of Course: Full Academic Year
Ms. Edel Quinn
Aims of Course:
- To provide a general education in music for all students, to enable students to practice listening, performing and composing with greater proficiency and interest.
- To encourage the development of musical creativity and potential through active involvement in performing, composing and listening to music.
- To develop an informed interest in music and the enjoyment of music-making.
- To encourage and develop student’s interest in music as a subject and explore the many opportunities that music offers in today’s climate.
- Introduction to rudiments of music theory.
- Introduction to music technology using a notation software package.
- Production of school show incorporating singing and instrumental performance.
- SATB singing.
- Students will take part in recording an album of both cover and original songs.
Cross Curricular Aspects
- English Department: to work on script for Fiddler on the Roof.
- Business Studies Department: To work on marketing and finance for the show.
- Irish Department: The organisation of activities for Seachtain na Gaeilge to include some Irish Music Performance.
- Construction Department: Set for show.
- Art Department: Set design for show.
- Home Economics Department: Costumes for show.
Proposed Teaching Methodologies
- Experiential Learning through performance of various pieces.
- Self directed learning in the form of research and the production of projects and Power Point Presentations.
- Each student will keep a reflective diary of his/her progress/experiences in music class.
- Expose students to new aspects of music in order to broaden their musical knowledge. It is envisaged that this will be done through performance and listening, including trips to concerts/shows locally.
- Assignment of solo and group tasks for musical performance.
Proposed Assessment Methodologies
- Reflective Diaries.
- Interactive quizzes available online for self assessment.
- Group and solo research projects.
- Assessment of student performance both within the classroom and during the production of the school show.