Our dynamic music program provides your child with the opportunity to develop their ability, skills and love for music.

Students are provided with a high standard of music education and training to lead to music excellence, and explore a range of genres and concepts. In Years 7 and 8 students study world, rock, classical and jazz music. Year 9 students examine music and its role in advertising, film, art and theatre. Year 10 students study Western Art Music and Contemporary Music as preparation for Year 11 subject selection. Students in Year 11 and 12 are offered a course leading to tertiary entrance rank (TER) requirements through the WACE music courses in Western Art Music or Contemporary Music.

Your child will participate in four class music lessons (music enrichment) per week to develop practical skills and music literacy. Performances, compositions/arrangements, aural perception, and music analysis and investigation are integral to the program.

Students have one individual instrumental lesson for 30 minutes per week on one of the following: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Classical guitar, Double bass, Electric guitar, Euphonium, Flute, Horn, Oboe, Percussion, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin and Voice.

Our college offers two string ensembles, a symphony orchestra, three wind orchestras, jazz band, five choirs, two classical guitar ensembles, two contemporary guitar ensembles, a percussion ensemble and a flute choir. In addition there are chamber group opportunities for selected students to provide additional skill development and extension.

For specific course details please refer to the College Handbooks location here or the 2022 Music handbook here.

Apply for entry into the Gifted and Talented Music Program here.

This function has been disabled for John Curtin College of the Arts.