MP2000 - Music - NCEA Level 2 (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 continues to build skills in solo and group performance on an instrument or with voice. It also provides further study of composition, music knowledge, 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 2 dance standards are also offered within this course.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Students should have three or more years of music learning. To undertake the dance standards students should have completed Level 1 dance standards and have three or more years experience in either 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
27657 Demonstrate knowledge of the development and usage of music technology equipment and techniques 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
27658 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of electronic music production and music notation application(s) 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91207 Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91209 Perform a repertoire of dance 3 6 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91270 Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist 2 6 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91271 Compose two substantial pieces of music 2 6 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91272 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group 2 4 Internal
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91273 Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91274 Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument 2 3 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91276 Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
SCrCreative Industries sector-related standard
91278 Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard