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The Scots College Music Department is part academic department and part performing arts company.
First and absolutely foremost, we serve an important educational role, helping students develop the skills that help them become successful and well-rounded students and members of the community. The skills learned in music classes and ensembles help our students to develop creativity, sensitivity and responsibility. The study of music also helps our students to become more successful in their other subject areas and is very beneficial when students apply to universities.
Middle School: Boys can choose Music as an option from years 7—10. They are also comprehensively tested to discover hidden musical talents and recommended for their best instrument.
Senior School: has two pathways open to the boys to study music.
NCEA: Boys study performance, composition, musicianship and score reading. In 2011, Level 1 music had a 100% pass rate.
IB: Boys study performance, composition, arranging, analysis, score reading.
All music students have the opportunity to record their own compositions and performances in our recording studio.
Music Scholarships are based on a competitive audition and review of student records to ensure success in both the demanding performance work and the challenging academic programs. Students who are in year 6 or 8 are eligible to audition. Auditions for Music Scholarships are held in June.
There is also special consideration to exceptional music students in year 12, who wish to complete their studies at Scots College.
Holiday Music Programs
We offer holiday music programs to both our students and to students from other schools. Our January Bootcamp is for Scots boys only and has been highly successful.
Music students are treated to visits and workshops by professionals from NZ School of Music, NZ Symphony Orchestra, Award winning film composer and sound editor Stephen Gallagher, and the Royal NZ Air Force Band to name a few!
Gareth Barker—Australia’s Got Talent
Recent Music News and AnnouncementsRSS feed
I am proud to announce that Scots College has the services of registered music therapist, Catherine Wilkinson. Music has long been known to have a very positive effect on all living beings. It has...
The hugely successful Concert Band Program is starting soon on Thursdays at 12pm. Final date to register is Friday Feb 22. To sign up, register here: http://www.scotscollege.school.nz/...
Mr Andrew Stopps, HOD Music shares the insights of professionals about how the study of music can help students excel in other disciplines: “Some of the most successful and skilled doctors I know...