John Curtin’s popular music theatre program combines dance, drama and music to provide your child with the skills to create, present and analyse music theatre.
Students receive tuition in a range of theoretical and practical areas including music theory and knowledge, aural perception, history and analysis of the musical genre, movement, character and theatrical performance skills.
The program is made up of four curriculum sessions per week. Two sessions are focused on music aural and theory development and two sessions are aimed at developing performances skills through character and dance.
As part of the School of Instrumental Music program, music theatre students develop vocal skills through small group voice lessons. These are timetabled on a rotational basis to avoid missing the same lesson. Extension classes occurring outside the curriculum time consist of vocal master classes and production rehearsals appropriately scheduled in the lead up to performances.
Music theatre students in Years 11 and 12 are offered a course leading to two distinct pathways. One focused on achieving an ATAR for tertiary admission, Contemporary Music in the context of music theatre with music theatre emphasis and the other a General Music course continuing the music theatre content.
Performance is an important aspect of this program and students will take part in at least two compulsory public performances over the course of the year. One performance focuses on a cabaret style ensemble production and the other presents a production with a through line and musical character journey. Rehearsal schedules outlining any after school and weekend commitments will be distributed for families to plan around these times.
Throughout their time at the college, students may often be invited to perform for various community events. Music Theatre Song and Dance Masterclass extension programs are provided for all years and compliment the accelerated delivery of music theory.
Apply for entry into the Gifted and Talented Music Theatre Program here.