Overview of the proposed Music Excellence Program

The Music Excellence Program will offer a unique specialist music performance course which is underpinned by musicology. Students will be offered a challenging curriculum underpinned by rigorous music theory to maximise students’ performance skills.

The program will be designed around 21st Century learners, and will challenge students to continue to strengthen theory, aural and practical musicianship. Students will undertake assessment in the Australian Curriculum areas of Performance, Composition and Responding, whilst also utilising our classroom music specialist in preparing students for AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) theory exams appropriate to their level.

Students will also be required to partake in one cocurricular group or ensemble. They will have the opportunity to be involved in a Music Camp, view multiple live performances and work with industry professionals through in-class workshops.

Attributes of the Proposed Program

  • Selective entry Year 7 Music through application, audition and interview for students displaying excellent musicianship with their chosen instrument or vocals
  • Personalised learning informed by triangulation of data and expert teaching
  • Individualised learning pathway to support:
    •  students to complete AMEB theory
    • students performance skill development
  • Within the four lessons each week, students will focus on:
    • Australian Curriculum
    • AMEB theory
    • Authentic learning practical performance project
  • Learn and apply musical concepts through group and individual performance, composition, aural and visual music analysis
  • Project-based learning where students develop 21st Century skills with an increased focus on technology, communication, collaboration and creativity
  • Informed by Middle Years Pedagogical Approach and educational research focusing on Authentic Learning experiences and project learning.

Development of Brigidine Virtuoso

There is an enormous amount of research that has explored, measured, quantified and highlighted the benefit of an extensive music education. Music education has positive effects on cognition, emotional, social and physical development -Harra, 2007.

Music serves as praxis for various forms of personal and social agency and identity -DeNora, 2000.

Who Should Apply

  • Students who have a passion for music
  • Students who are involved in primary music instrumental programs and/or
  • Students who have private music lessons and/or
  • Students who are involved in choral programs

Submit your EOI

  • To apply to be part of this program prospective parents/carers are to complete the application form below.
  • Should we receive positive uptake, students will be invited to participate in a short audition and interview which will be held at the Brigid Centre, Brigidine College in Week 4, Term 3. This will take approximately 20 minutes and will include a brief aural and music theory test. NOTE: the performance component of the audition will be video recorded to assist in the decision-making process.

EOI Brigidine Virtuoso

  • Please include years of experience, current teacher's name and AMEB Grade or I.M Level
  • Max. file size: 10 MB.
    Please upload copies of exams etc.