Music


Fundamentally, music is designed to be an exuberant offering from us to God to proclaim His goodness to all creation. The Psalms are full of spirited exhortations to sing and make music to the Lord:

‘Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!· For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.’ (Psalm 100)

Years Seven and Eight Music is an introductory course to the world of music. The first major skill explored is audiation, the process of understanding and comprehending music. Students will be taught new language and concepts in which they can process music and place it the correct genre and understand the historical and cultural context of the music they hear. Students will be taught how to recognise and understand the musical elements of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, texture and harmony and how to manipulate these elements to gain competencies in composition and performance.

Students live in a world in which music has an important and pervasive presence. Whether actively engaging in music by listening, performing or composing, or incidentally encountering music, students have an individual experience of music. It is a powerfully emotive medium, which can both move students and be used by students to move others. It is therefore important that students develop an understanding of how music is used by performers and recording artists to communicate a message to their audience. It is also beneficial for students who are, or who aspire to be, musicians to learn how music can be composed and presented to communicate a message to their intended audience.

Years Nine and Ten Music
Students live in a world in which music has an important and pervasive presence. Whether actively engaging in music by listening, performing or composing, or incidentally encountering music, students have an individual experience of music.

Music is a powerful and emotive medium; an instrument in the hands of a highly skilled musician can be a wonderful thing to behold, and we have all felt the joy of hearing a beautiful voice. It is therefore important that students develop an understanding of how music is used by performers and recording artists to communicate a message to their audience. It is also beneficial for students who are, or who aspire to be, musicians to learn how music can be composed and presented to communicate a message to their intended audience.

Providing students with skills and opportunities to do this is a foundational aspect of Toowoomba Christian College’s Music program.

Previous experience as an instrumentalist or vocalist is beneficial but not necessary.

Years Eleven and Twelve Music
The gift of musicality is precious and should be nurtured and developed. Important events in our lives are usually accompanied by music and a skilful musician and composer contributes much to the world they live in. It is therefore important that students develop an understanding of how music is used by performers and recording artists to communicate a message and even move their audience. It is also beneficial for students who are, or who aspire to be, musicians to learn how music can be composed and presented to communicate a message to their intended audience.

Fundamentally, Music is designed to be an exuberant offering from us to God to proclaim His goodness to all creation. The Psalms are spirited exhortations to sing and make music to the Lord. The process of studying complex and beautiful music can give students an insight into the beauty of God’s creation and His character. High Beauty belongs to and has its origin within God Himself.

Possible careers associated with the study of Music include performer, sound engineer, worship leader and composer. There is a need for people with an understanding of music in many industries.

Practical experience as an instrumentalist and/or singer would be most beneficial in the study of Senior Music.



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