Music in Focus
The Music in Focus Program at Melville Senior High School offers students from Years 8 to 12 a diverse range of musical opportunities. Following a successful audition and interview, students receive four hours of classroom music each week throughout their five years of schooling in addition to continuing their instrumental lessons with a School of Instrumental Music teacher.The Music Department provides for facilitation of private instrumental lessons for instruments not offered by the School of Instrumental Music. In Year 10 students begin their preparation for upper school music, whilst in Year 11 and 12 they may choose to continue in either the examined or non-examined WACE “Music” course. Students enrolled in Stage 1 Music also complete the nationally recognized Certificate I in Creative Industries (Music Focus) in year 11 and Certificate II in Music in year 12.
Aside from their classroom and instrumental lessons component, students are also required to join the Intermediate Concert Band, Senior Concert Band, Junior or Senior Classical Guitar Ensemble or the Vocal Ensemble. Membership of the Swing Band is by audition or invitation only. Each ensemble is engaged in many performances throughout the year, both in school and within the wider community. Further opportunities also include music tours, camps, workshops, school productions and variety shows.