At Navigator College, Music is understood to be the imaginative process of creating, performing, and responding to sound and silence for personal and collective meaning.
Through the processes of creating musical works, performing with voice and instrument, and responding to our own and others’ music, individuals and groups communicate meanings, beliefs and values. At Navigator College emphasis is placed on the appreciation of composition and performance in addition to the development and practice of skills pertaining to specific instruments and general application.
Music is a pervasive feature of contemporary life. In a mobile digital age, music engagement both underpins and accompanies many of our day-to-day activities, and, marks the significant moments of individual and collective lives. Where possible, ICT is incorporated into the Middle School Music program.
Students are given opportunities to meet and work with living artists from a variety of cultures. They attend and participate in live performances. Students perform in both informal and formal settings because an awareness of the audience is a skill that can be learned only through practical application.
Navigator College will adopt the strands outlined in the Australian Curriculum:
Generating: (by artist/s) using the elements of the art form to imagine and design artwork from an expressive or imaginative impulse, an idea, an intention or a stimulus.
Realizing: (by artist/s to communicate to audiences) managing with imagination the materials, instruments and media of the art form, to communicate artwork for audiences to experience.
Responding: (by audiences, including the artist/s themselves and others) the two complementary processes of apprehending and comprehending artwork.