All God's Children

"Perseverance produces character;
and character, hope." (Romans 5:4)

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Music Intent

Psalm 150:1-5

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 timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.

Through perseverance students are encouraged to develop musical skills and knowledge through performing, composing and listening across a broad range of genres, styles, and traditions3.

Students will nurture academic habits to develop their ability to analyse, create and seek inspiration from a range of composers and musicians in a variety of styles, genres and traditions using different musical structures, developing character. Our curriculum prepares students to be well rounded individuals and to stretch themselves spiritually, morally and imaginatively through creative investigations. The music curriculum foster confidence, creativity and individual skills students will play and perform confidently in a range of solo and ensemble contexts using their voice, playing instruments musically, fluently and with accuracy and expression3.

Our curriculum provides a foundation for students to pursue their hopes and aspirations through further education on their own creative journey including opportunities to visit Higher Education Institutions and working with industry professionals, giving hope8.  Spirituality and creativity through understanding and exploring how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations. To encourage students to be creative learners both in and out of the classroom through homework and extra-curricular activities9

3 Galatians 3:26 – ‘In Jesus you are all children of God through faith.

8 Philippians 4:8 – ‘whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.’

9 John 10:10 – Jesus said, ‘I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.’

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