High Performance Music boasts a proud tradition of outstanding music education. It provides talented and dedicated young musicians with opportunities to enhance their musical potential as performers, composers and musicologists.
The 4-year program develops students’ overall musicianship, with a focus on their chosen instrument and composition developing the student holistically and fostering critical, higher order thinking skills. Partnerships are key to the success of our program and enable students to learn from industry professionals while developing students’ musical style, confidence and communication.
Focusing on developing key performance skills required to be a successful musician, students engage in a range of immersive experiences where they perform to a live audience in a wide variety of contexts. Our College event calendar frequently showcases the high calibre of students we have within our Music Academy highlighting their impressive talents through a variety of performances. Students also are invited to participate in a biennial Music Tour (State, National, and International) further developing their skills in music as well as fostering a
strong sense of belonging and community.
As well as classroom music, students will participate in one or more of the following instrumental programs - Brass, Vocals, Strings, Woodwind and Percussion. Students will be given the opportunity to showcase their skills through a range of ensemble performances at the College and also, within the wider community.
This program is designed for students who are currently learning an instrument either at school or privately, or have a particular flair for vocals and singing. The Academy will provide opportunities for extension work for students in collaboration with renowned musicians and talented teaching staff.
Entry is determined by a review of submitted application form, report cards and behaviour/effort information as well as an audition. An interview will also be conducted to determine suitability.
Audition: 2 pieces on chosen instrument/s (voice included), 3 scales from Band Method book (instrumental only), sing the National Anthem (voice only), sight-reading and aural exercises.
Fees: Course fees apply for the High Performance Music Program. Please refer to the Fees Matrix on the College website.