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Music BTEC at Hanham Woods Academy

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance is a nationally recognised qualification by universities. The course is marked on continuous assessment with students completing 6 Units of work in total. The course enables students to develop their practical skills both as a musician whilst also exploring the role of popular music in society and the commercial demands placed upon musicians. This course is open to students who already play an instrument, or whose first instrument is voice. An enthusiasm for music and a love of performing music, both as a soloist and within an ensemble, is essential.

Technique: To be able to develop effective instrumental or vocal technique through a structured practice routine. To be able to apply effective instrumental or vocal technique within appropriate repertoire in solo performance.

To be able to apply effective instrumental or vocal technique in group performance Live Music Workshop

To develop musical ideas based on a given theme or stimuli.

To be able to compose music within an ensemble.

To explore compositional motifs.

To develop compositional ideas.

To perform two workshop pieces in at a concert

Pop Music in Practice: To know different genres of Pop Music.

To know how Pop Music developed.

To understand the relationship between Pop Music and society.

To be able to perform different styles of Pop Music

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE or equivalent

An appreciation and general knowledge of Music

An ability to work independently

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanham Woods Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year