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The Townsville Grammar School Music Program is widely renowned, with an extensive co-curricular program supporting curriculum Music from Junior School through to Secondary School.
The Townsville Grammar Music Centre at the North Ward Campus is a dedicated teaching and rehearsal space with a grand piano, electronic keyboards and the latest composition software. The teaching studios are air conditioned, with mirrors, keyboards and pianos.
The Music Program comprises three components:
- Curriculum Music
- Instrumental-Vocal Tuition
Curriculum, or classroom Music, is where students make and respond to music through listening, performing and composing. They learn about the elements of music and gain an understanding of the range of styles and contexts.
In the Junior School, students receive weekly Music classes, introducing a Strings class in Year 3. In the Secondary School, all students in Year 7 have a weekly Music class. Music as an elective extension subject is available for Years 8 and 9 students. Music is an elective subject in Years 10-12. An advanced course, Music Extension, is also available for Year 12.
Music is also offered for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) for students in Years 11 and 12 at Higher and Standard Levels.
The skills learnt in the classroom are applied in ensemble participation offered in both the Junior and Secondary School. Through ensemble participation, students learn the skills of performing with others, the discipline of rehearsal attendance and exposure to a wide range of opportunities, including performances and tours.
Learn more | Download the Subject Handbook or contact our Director of Music:
Mr Samuel Blanch
Director of Music
Curriculum Music in all year levels involves Performing, Composing and Analysing, with considerable emphasis on developing aural skills through singing and listening.
Curriculum Music is an academically meritorious subject that entails aural, visual and kinesthetic ways of learning. The link between music education and academic and social development has been demonstrated in many studies and is now widely accepted among educational institutions.
In the Middle school, all students in Years 7 and 8 study Music as a subject each week. Music is an Elective subject is available for students in Year 9.
In the Senior School, Music is an elective general subject in Years 10, 11 and 12. Townsville Grammar School also offers the advanced course, Music Extension, for Year 12. In Music Extension students choose to specialise in performance, composition or musicology. Music Extension must be taken in conjunction with the parent subject, Senior Music.
For students in Years 11 and 12 who study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Music is offered at standard and higher levels.
More detailed information is available in the Subject Handbook.