MP1000 - Music - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsement available)

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What is Music?

Music is a fundamental form of personal and cultural expression. By making, sharing and responding to music, students have opportunities to nurture their own creative potential as well as lay a foundation for lifelong enjoyment of and participation in music.

What this course involves

This course builds skills in solo and group performance on an instrument or with voice. It also provides study of composition, music knowledge, aural perception, score reading and music technology (only in consultation with the senior teacher).

All students need their own instrument and access to a music mentor within their own community.

As a way of acknowledging students’ strengths in broader performing arts disciplines, some Level 1 dance standards are also offered within this course.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Students should have two or more years of music learning. To undertake the dance standards, students should have two or more years experience in dance or Māori performing arts or both.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
27656 Demonstrate and apply introductory knowledge of music technology equipment and techniques 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90002 Perform dance sequences 6 6 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
90859 Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance 3 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91090 Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist 3 6 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91091 Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group 3 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91092 Compose two original pieces of music 3 6 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91093 Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription 3 4 External
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91094 Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91095 Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts 3 6 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard