Music Academy

Music Academy is aimed at students who demonstrate passion for music performance.  Students who are part of Music Academy are able to develop and showcase their musical abilities within school and to the wider community.  Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards from Music Academy provide recognition of the commitment and passion each student gives towards learning and performing music. (More information below) Students who take part in the Award become more confident and resilient, and also develop skills in areas such as communication, problem solving and leadership.

If you wish to apply for the Music Academy, please indicate this by ticking the Music Academy box on your FHS enrolment form.

You will be contacted via email. No audition necessary

JUNIOR:


Performance Skills – requirements:

  • Must be having music tuition on one instrument (within or outside school) - log book signed by teacher
  • Performance assessment at grade 2 level or equivalent (assessed in term 4)

Theory Skills – requirements:

  • Must be taking music as a subject at school
  • Theory assessment at grade 1 level or equivalent

Contribution to Music within School

  • 90% attendance to one school band/ensemble
  • Participation in one Department 'working bees' (total 2 hours)

Contribution to Wider Community – requirements:

  • Participation in two public performances (e.g. Music showcase, prizegiving etc.)

BRONZE:


Performance Skills - requirements:

  • Must be taking music as a subject at school
  • Must be having music tuition on one instrument (within or outside school) - log book signed by teacher
  • Performance assessment at grade 3 level or equivalent

Theory Skills - requirements:

  • Must be taking music as a subject at school (Year 9 ‘short-core’ music not eligible)
  • Theory assessment at grade 2 level or equivalent

Contribution to Music within School

  • 90% attendance to one school band/ensemble
  • Participation in two Department 'working bees' (total 4 hours)

Contribution to Wider Community

Participation in two public performances

SILVER:

Must have BRONZE to be eligible


Performance Skills - requirements:

  • Must be having music tuition on one instrument (within or outside school) - log book signed by teacher
  • Performance assessment at grade 4 level or equivalent

Theory Skills - requirements:

  • Must be taking music as a subject at school
  • Theory assessment at grade 3 level or equivalent

Contribution to Music within School

  • 90% attendance to one school band/ensemble
  • Participation in three Department 'working bees' (total 6 hours)

Contribution to Wider Community

  • Participation in three public performances

GOLD:

Must have SILVER to be eligible


Performance Skills - requirements:

  • Must be having music tuition on one instrument (within or outside school) - log book signed by teacher
  • Performance assessment at grade 5 level or equivalent

Theory Skills - requirements:

  • Must be taking music as a subject at school
  • Theory assessment at grade 5 level or equivalent

Contribution to Music within School

  • 90% attendance to two school bands/ensembles - One MUST be a Senior band/ensemble
  • Participation in four Department 'working bees' (total 8 hours)

Contribution to Wider Community

  • Participation in four public performances

In addition:

Leadership - complete one of the following.

  • Organise/co-organise a musical ensemble for a PUBLIC PERFORMANCE e.g. junior girl's choir, string quartet, junior band
  • Organise/co-organise a public performance e.g. prizegiving, music showcase.
  • Organise/co-organise maintenance of music department resources.

Ricky Chan - Music HOD, Music Academy Director

ChanR@freyberg.ac.nz