From Prep to Year 6 students explore sound and ways of using their voices, movement and instruments to express ideas and to sing and play music from different cultures, times and locations. The students use voice, movement and a number of instruments to explore pitch, rhythm, dynamics and tempo. We also cover other aspects of performing arts such a dance and drama.
It is a great for the students of Yarrawonga College to have the opportunity to learn, sing and play music earlier on in their lives.
From Year 7 – 12 Yarrawonga College P-12 offers an extensive contemporary music program. The classroom music program explores a variety of music styles including Rock, Popular, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Orchestral and World.
Music technology is a strong feature of the program with the latest, professional, industry standard equipment available to assist learning in Live Sound and Recording environments.
Students develop a broad appreciation and knowledge of music styles, performance skills, theory and composition. In senior year levels, students can study VCE VET Music (Cert III in Music). This course is auspiced by The College Of Sound And Music Production (COSAMP) and offers pathways for students, into the music industry or tertiary study.
Instrumental Music Program
From Year 7, students can enrol in the College Instrumental Music Program. Participants learn specific instrument skills, on the instrument of their choice, in small groups or one-on-one lessons each week. Lessons are conducted on a rotating timetable, so students don’t miss the same class each week. Students undertaking VCE VET Music must be enrolled in Instrumental Music lessons, either with the College or another private provider.
Performance opportunities throughout the year allow students to develop their confidence and presentation skills in front different sized audiences. The College supports students wishing to form bands, and assists with learning group rehearsal and performance techniques.
Information regarding instrument choices and costs can be downloaded on the following link.
NEVR Youth Concert – Primary Choir
The NEVR Youth Concert, Primary Choir conducted by Mark O’Leary and it has been such a fantastic opportunity for our students. Over 200 students from various schools in the North-Eastern region were involved in the primary choir alone, 700 students were involved altogether. Our students have travelled to and from Doncaster for rehearsals, and to Melbourne for the grand performance at Hamer Hall. This was extremely rewarding, for both the students and the teachers and parents involved.