Music NCEA 3

Course Details

Level 3 Optional 22+ Credits


To learn about the languages of music, develop ideas in music, communicate and interpret meaning in music and understand music in context at an advanced level. Performance, Composition, Aural Skills and Musical Knowledge. Students can mix and match a course between 'Practical Music' and 'Music Studies' in consultation with the teacher. (Note: A programme for each student will be negotiated with the teacher)

Entry Requirements:

At least 12 credits in MUS2 or equivalent. Currently learning an instrument or HOF/TIC approval.

Course Contribution:

$15. Additional $60 per year if learning from a tutor at Whanganui High School.

Leads To:

U.E. Approved

Available Standards

Some or all of the following will be offered:

Standard Description Level Credits Assessment
91416 Performing two programmes of music as a featured soloist 3 8 Internal
91417 Perform a programme of music on a 2nd instrument as a featured soloist 3 4 Internal
91418 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group 3 4 Internal
91419 Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music 3 8 Internal
91420 Integrate aural skills into written representation 3 4 External
91421 Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores 3 4 External
91422 Analyse a substantial music work 3 4 External
91423 Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work. 3 4 Internal
91424 Create two arrangements for an ensemble 3 4 Internal
91425 Research a music topic 3 6 Internal
91849 Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking 3 8 Internal

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