A-Level Music

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Why choose Music? At Carmel we aim to provide an environment where musicians can blossom and develop their particular strengths and talents. We encourage students to appreciate a variety of styles of music at a deeper level. We believe it is important to provide the basis of a life-long love for music through a course which is varied, challenging and, above all, enjoyable. What will the course involve? You will improve your skills in performing and composing in a range of styles and will listen to a wide variety of music and develop a more informed appreciation of how and why music was written and performed. There are three units: Performing, Composition and Developing Musical Understanding. You can sing or perform on any musical instrument and you will have the opportunity to take part in ensemble and solo performances. You will learn the craft of notated composition. Orchestration and harmony skills as well as imaginative detail are developed. You will be expected to develop and improve listening and analytical skills through the study of set works. Lessons will cover the set works, composition and listening. Performance is carried out in the Lunchtime Concerts in the Dalton Theatre and in the one-to-one lessons with the instrumental tutor.

Course information

Name: A-Level Music Qualification title: GCE AS Level in Music Qualification type: Assessment 60% of the subject is coursework based and this consists of two equally weighted components. The 'Performing' component requires a public performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital. The 'Composing' component consists of one externally set brief and one either free composition or also to a set brief. The other 40% of your grade will be determined by an examination, which will test your skills in appraising music. Awarding Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL) Created 20170202 14:17:00 Updated 20170202 14:17:00

Entry requirements

Carmel's Music department comprises of Practice Rooms with upright pianos, a principal Teaching Room and a Computer Music teaching suite. This is in addition to a Music Technology/Recording Studio featuring a state-of-the-art digital mixer as well as a Pre-production Suite all furnished with Cubase and Sibelius software. There is also a 'live' room for recording work and an industry standard recording studio. The department also has a good stock of musical instruments including bass, electric and acoustic guitars and drum kit, plus a variety of brass and woodwind instruments which are regularly used by our students. The department and the Learning Resource Area have a large selection of music and music technology-related textbooks and other resources including CDs/ DVDs. Furthermore, the department makes extensive use of the college's Dalton Theatre which is ideal for concerts and other events. Indeed the department's baby grand piano is housed in the theatre and is regularly used by staff and students alike. Equipment required Carmel's Music department comprises of Practice Rooms with upright pianos, a principal Teaching Room and a Computer Music teaching suite. This is in addition to a Music Technology/Recording Studio featuring a state-of-the-art digital mixer as well as a Pre-production Suite all furnished with Cubase and Sibelius software. There is also a 'live' room for recording work and an industry standard recording studio. The department also has a good stock of musical instruments including bass, electric and acoustic guitars and drum kit, plus a variety of brass and woodwind instruments which are regularly used by our students. The department and the Learning Resource Area have a large selection of music and music technology-related textbooks and other resources including CDs/ DVDs. Furthermore, the department makes extensive use of the college's Dalton Theatre which is ideal for concerts and other events. Indeed the department's baby grand piano is housed in the theatre and is regularly used by staff and students alike.

Provider

CARMEL COLLEGE
info@carmel.ac.uk
01744 452200
http://www.carmel.ac.uk

Address

Prescot Road Town: ST. HELENS County:Merseyside

Learning aims

Title: GCE AS Level in Music Qualification: GCE AS Level in Music Classification: Arts, Media and Publishing

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