Iona Presentation College

Music

Music is central to the lives of young people and provides an avenue for creativity and self-expression.

Taking Music as a subject gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of its unique language, techniques and conventions and will provide them with the tools they need to communicate effectively in this medium. A variety of teaching and learning philosophies, including the Kodaly and the Orff Methods is used, and students are engaged in a range of learning activities including composing, listening, performing and responding.

By the end of the year, students have the necessary skills to be able to sit their relevant AMEB Theory Examination, if desired. It is a requirement of choosing Music as a classroom subject that students are taking instrumental or vocal lessons with a tutor, which can be done privately or through Iona's Instrumental and Vocal Music Program.  All courses are designed to promote a love of music and learning.

Students who study Music at Iona have the added benefits of being provided with:

  • A wonderful team of highly trained and dedicated staff that caters to the needs of each student's musical abilities.
  • A fun learning environment where students are challenged and inspired.
  • A choice of many ensembles which rehearse weekly.
  • A composers' club.
  • The opportunity to take part in some of the 40-plus performances undertaken during the year.

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