Year 7 Introductory Instrumental Music Program
At Year 7, the Introductory Music Instrumental Program for orchestral string and concert band instruments overlaps with the Year 7 Music Ensemble Class program. In these programs, students can begin tuition on an instrument selected from a range of orchestral or band instruments. The program requires students to select from the full range of orchestral or concert band instruments, including trombone, horn, double bass, cello, viola, oboe and bassoon.
These introductory program lessons operate on a rotating, withdrawal basis during class time, enabling students to learn an orchestral or concert band instrument in a group lesson with a specialist instrumental teacher. A limited number of percussionists and double bass students will be included. There is no additional charge for this tuition.
Students also rehearse once a week before school as a full band.
Musical instruments for the introductory program are provided through a special hire/purchase plan by an outside supplier made available through the Music Office. Students will be required to purchase a tutor book and some instrumental accessories depending which instrument is played. Purchase of these items is arranged using a special order form available from the Music Office.
Students should have a music stand at home in order to practise with the correct posture.
Jazz Studies/Contemporary group performance - Middle and Senior Schools
Within the Music School, students already in a jazz/rock group may elect supervised weekly group rehearsals/classes with a specialist teacher. Many student groups rehearse in 'garages' and lack guidance, equipment and other resources and performance opportunities. Special attention must be given to ensure students learn to work as a team and keep the group together. The expectations regarding content of material, stage presentation and behaviour are to be consistent with School rules that cover all students at Carey. Students from Middle and Senior Schools may elect this program. These lessons are subject to a special group tuition fee. Mr Darryl Barron is the co-ordinator of Contemporary Group Performance. Mr Jason Digby takes Jazz Studies elective unit at Years 8 and 9 with no additional tuition fee and Mr Darryl Barron arranges contemporary group programs in Senior School.
VCE Music - Senior School
Students may elect the study of music as part of their VCE studies. The course integrates different aspects of a music study to enhance performance.
International Baccalaureate Music - Senior School
Students may elect Music as a Group 6 subject in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. This subject is a two year course for students enrolled in the Diploma course.
Students can use music performance to complete their CAS subject requirements by playing in orchestra, band or singing in choir.
Master Classes and visiting musicians
There will be regular opportunities for music students to attend specialist master classes with leading local, national and overseas musicians and music educators. These activities have proven to be an exciting stimulus to student progress in music. Some will take place at Carey, others will require travel outside School. Some will be paid for through the general music budget.
Music Performance program
The Carey Music Performance Program provides a wide range of opportunities to all students in all schools. Click here to go to the Music Performance page.