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“The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Johann Sebastian Bach


Students discuss how the elements of music are used to communicate meaning in the music they listen to, compose and perform. They learn the creation of music was intended by God to be a powerful and positive tool to express their love for God. Students use rhythm, pitch and form symbols and terminology to compose and perform music. They play and sing music in different styles, and from various cultures, demonstrating aural, technical and expressive skills by singing and playing instruments with accurate pitch, rhythm and expression in performances for audiences. Music literacy is developed through written and aural activities, and music theory, history, percussion and composers.

Topics Include

  • Keyboard
  • Musicianship - theory and aural
  • Garage Band Composition
  • Singing
  • Music Appreciation and History

Subject Length

  • 3 periods per cycle


  • Booklist Items
  • Levied items


  • Performance - solo, group
  • Tests - written, oral, aural
  • Self and peer assessment
  • Composition
  • Observation

“Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150