Music is a classroom subject.
It is offered as follows:
• semester-based courses at Year 7 and Year 8;
• elective Music at Year 9 and Year 10;
• VCE Unit 1 to 4 Music Performance at Year 11 and Year 12.
Over these years, students are given the opportunity to develop skills as soloists as well as in ensemble contexts, across a wide variety of musical styles.
They explore the influence of Jazz, Rock, Classical and World Music on contemporary music, in the process developing skills as performers, improvisers, arrangers and composers.
Students are also encouraged to become involved in individual instrumental lessons through the Music School and in extracurricular activities such as the Stacella Choir (including a cappella classes), Orchestra, Stage Band and Year 9 to 12 Rock Bands.
Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their performance skills at a wide variety of College events: the annual Music Soiree, Junior Music Night, Night of Song, Stacella Concert, Performing Arts Camp and Presentation Night.
Singing in the Stacella Choir, established in 1996, is a major feature of student life at Star.