Course Title: CERTIFICATE OF PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC
Duration: One year full-time course, with selection for second year touring performance year.
Course start date: March 2017
No. of students per intake: 100 (including Dance and Drama students)
Entry criteria: Minimum age, 16. Entry is by audition. Applicants must have NCEA Level 1 English, show evidence of previous experience and display a degree of ability in one of the Major subjects.
Emphasis of course: Contemporary rock, pop and jazz-based course majoring in bass, drums, guitar, keys or vocals. One on one lessons with practising industry professionals; wide range of electives including a ‘minor’ instrument, song writing, vocal harmony, band arrangement, dance, drama and more.
Qualiﬁcation: Certiﬁcate of Performance in Music majoring in Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards or Vocals. (Changing in 2018 to the NZ Certiﬁcate of Music, Level 4 – the new nationwide certiﬁcate offered across the sector).
Career prospects: Students will leave with an excellent knowledge and practical skills in their given Major, and the conﬁdence to apply them in a wide variety of industry settings.
Facilities: Large auditorium with theatre-sized stage, large room for band rehearsal, sequencing lab (iMac Logic Pro 10), numerous practice rooms.
Tutors: Karl Benton (keys), Vernon Katipa (bass), Stephen Thomas (drums), Nathan James (guitar), Koia Tomlinson, Vanessa Abernethy, Blessing Malu, Kylie Todd, Larissa King, Hannah McGrail (vocals), Ronnie Eketone (band/arrangement/vocal harmony), Wayne Todd (music theory)
Prominent graduates: Vince Harder, Adeaze, Ben Lummis.
Application closing date: Auditions held Oct – December 2016. Apply at www.excel.ac.nz
Address: 20 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland,
PO Box 15-357, New Lynn, Auckland 0640
Contact: Ronnie Eketone