ADVANCED MUSIC TWO: NCEA LEVELS TWO AND THREE

Course Overview


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NCEA LEVEL TWO OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW FOR LEVEL TWO NCEA MUSIC 2020
NCEA Music at level 2 is divided into two different domains: Making Music and Music Studies. The ‘Making Music’ domain focuses primarily on performance, composition and ear training, whilst ‘Music Studies’ deals with theory, score analysis, research skills and orchestration. You can choose to sit standards from either domain.
Internally assessed standards for level two music are:
MAKING MUSIC:
AS 91270 (2.1) Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist (6 credits)
AS 91274 (2.2) Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument (3 credits)
AS 91272 (2.3) Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group (4 credits)
AS 91271 (2.4) Compose two substantial pieces of music (6 credits)

MUSIC STUDIES:
AS 91273 (2.8) Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble (4 credits)
AS 91278 (2.9) Investigate an aspect of New Zealand Music (4 credits)
There are also three externally assessed standards available at level two, which will require you to sit a formal exam at the end of the year. We will be preparing for these throughout the year, depending on student interest. External standards in level 2 music are:
MAKING MUSIC:
AS 91275 (2.5) Demonstrate aural understanding through written representation (4 Credits)
MUSIC STUDIES:
AS 91276 (2.6) Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores (4 Credits)
AS 21277 (2.7) Demonstrate understanding of two substantial contrasting music works

At Ao Tawhiti students can negotiate their own learning and qualifications pathways. In music we cater for this by allowing students to choose which assessments they wish to sit. This must be done in consultation with your music LA (Matt) at the start of the year. It is recommended that for a full-year music program you aim to complete approximately 18 – 20 credits. You may also choose to be assessed at other levels for some standards if this is appropriate. For example, if you are a highly capable player, but you struggle with reading music, you may wish to sit level 2 performance standards at the same time as completing level 1 composition and theory work.

COURSE OVERVIEW FOR LEVEL THREE NCEA MUSIC 2020
NCEA Music at level 3 is divided into two different domains: Making Music and Music Studies. The ‘Making Music’ domain focuses primarily on performance, composition and ear training, whilst ‘Music Studies’ deals with theory, score analysis, research skills and orchestration. You can choose to sit standards from either domain. There are also a number of credits available through the 'Performing Arts Technology' domain.
Internally assessed achievement standards for level three music are:
MAKING MUSIC:
AS 91416 (3.7) Prepare and present performances of music as a featured soloist (8 Credits)
AS 91417 (3.2) Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument.
AS 91418 (3.1) Present a performance of a program of music as a member of a group (4 credits)
AS 91419 (3.6) Present a portfolio of musical composition (8 credits). OR
AS 91849 (3.11) Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
MUSIC STUDIES:
AS91424 (3.9) Create two arrangements for an ensemble. (4 Credits)
AS91425 (3.10) Research a music topic (6 Credits)

There are also three externally assessed achievement standards available at level three, which will require you to sit a formal exam at the end of the year. We will be preparing for these throughout the year, depending on student interest. External standards in level 3 music are:
MAKING MUSIC:
AS 91418 (3.8) Demonstrate aural skills across a range of styles and genres.
MUSIC STUDIES:
AS 90498 (3.3) Compare and Contrast Music Works (8 Credits)
AS 90530 (3.5) Demonstrate an understanding of the harmonic and tonal procedures in a range of music (7 credits)
At UPT students can negotiate their own learning and qualifications pathways. In music we cater for this by allowing students to choose which assessments they wish to sit. This must be done in consultation with Matt at the start of the year. It is recommended that for a full-year music program you aim to complete approximately 14 - 18 credits. You may also choose to be assessed at other levels for some standards if this is appropriate. For example, if you are a highly capable player, but you struggle with reading music, you may wish to sit level 3 performance standards at the same time as completing level 1 or 2 composition and theory work.



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