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Music Composition 3&4 *subject to availability

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This study is framed on exploring the way music is organised to create expressive outcomes. Through understanding compositional techniques and conventions, students develop their own creative ideas, leading to the submission of a folio of composed works.

Unit focus areas

Music Composition Unit 3 – Responses to music, organisation and context and creative responses

Music Composition Unit 4 – Responses to music, organisation and context and creative processes

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It is recommended students complete Music Units 1 and 2 before undertaking Music Composition Units 3 and 4.

Students require some experience with composing/writing music (no instrumental experience required).

This course is open to Years 10, 11 and 12 students. Music Composition has no performance requirement.


For Unit 3 students complete School-Assessed Coursework (20%). For Unit 4 students complete School-Assessed Coursework (10%) and an external-assessment task (50%). An end-of-year external aural and written examination (20%) is also completed (Unit 3 & 4 knowledge).

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