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Music BTEC Level 3 at St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy

Course description

This course is more vocationally orientated than A Level Music. It is designed for students who have a passion for performing (vocal or instrumental) and would like to work in a more informal and popular musical context. This course is very popular with Sixth Form students who also study Dance and Drama at St Wilfrid’s.

The Music staf at St Wilfrid’s are passionate about performing music. We have a dedicated performing room for BTEC students equipped with theatrical lighting, LED-lit black stage curtains, and sound facilities (PA).

This course is a performer’s dream as you get the opportunity to hone your musical skills in a supportive, challenging and creative environment.

There are many opportunities for BTEC musicians to perform at St Wilfrid’s. We have a vibrant and exciting extra-curricular programme of choirs, bands and instrumental ensembles. We regularly perform at diferent venues in the local community from Blackburn Cathedral to King George’s Hall.

Course content

The aim of this course is to develop your skills as a performer through the study of a variety of units, including:

- Music Performance Techniques (You will develop your technique and skill on your main instrument)
- Special Subject Investigation (You will undertake a study of a composer / performer / band that interests you)
- Solo Music Performance Skills (You will perform a 30 minute recital)

100% coursework, consisting of recitals in a variety of settings as well as written assignments.

Entry requirements

The ability to play a musical instrument, including voice. Approximate standard: Grade 5.

Future opportunities

DJ; Music Therapist; Tour Manager; Record Producer; Session Musician; Songwriter; Music Journalist; Concert Promoter; Teacher; Cruise Ship Entertainer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2017
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