Music significantly contributes to the personal, social and cultural development of the individual. It offers a unique form of self expression and communication as well as encouraging creativity. Music studies foster self-discipline, concentration, listening skills and fine motor skills. It will help students develop interpersonal skills, a sense of reliability and teamwork. It will also lead to an informed awareness of different cultures, develop analytical skills and enhance self-esteem.
The Junior secondary music program is organised around a unit approach which builds and develops the student’s musical skills and self-esteem whilst studying units which the students will find interesting and challenging.
Students will investigate the musical genres of rock, jazz, classical, keyboard, film music, contemporary and non-western music and others with special emphasis on creative and practical activities. They will compose and perform original works in solo and group situations.
Senior Music (OP) is a course suited to students who have a natural ability in music
as well as those who wish to develop their musical skills and understanding. Senior Music is a course recommended for any student who has successfully completed the Junior Music Course, the Junior Music Performance Course, or learns a musical instrument or voice with the school or privately ie: students should be able to read rhythms and melodies fluently.
Music Industry (non OP) focuses on music performance and production, but allows for individual interests within the music industry. The course gives students experience in performing as a soloist and as a band, composition, event management, stage craft, sound recording and more. Students will also gain experience in live sound mixing and other technology used within the music industry.
The Instrumental Music Program at Yeronga State High School is a comprehensive tuition program in which students learn a broad range of instruments through instruction on a group basis. There are many opportunities for students to perform as a soloist, in a duo or in groups. Program options include: brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, guitar, keyboard, choir, sound mixing and sound recording.