MP3000 - Music - NCEA Level 3 (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 focuses on extending practical music making including composition, arranging and music technology as well as providing topics to increase musical literacy and music research skills.

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

New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high achieving Level 3 students. Those who wish to enter the New Zealand Scholarship exam in this subject must discuss this option with their Te Kura subject teacher.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Students should have four or more years of music learning.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
23730 Operate music sequencing, editing, and music notation application(s) 4 8 Internal
91416 Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist 2 8 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91417 Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91418 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91419 Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music 2 8 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91421 Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores 3 4 External
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91424 Create two arrangements for an ensemble 2 4 Internal
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91425 Research a music topic 2 6 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91849 Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking 1 8 Internal