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Excel School Of Performing Arts, Auckland

Auckland

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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 2018
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 2019 to the NZ Certificate of Music, Level 4.)

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), Junior Nansen (bass), Jono Wilson (drums), Nathan James (guitar), Koia Tomlinson, Vanessa Abernethy, Hannah McGrail, Omega Levine (vocals), Ronnie Eketone (band/arrangement/vocal harmony), Alistair Wood (music theory).

Prominent graduates: Vince Harder, Adeaze, Ben Lummis, Nyssa Collins.

Cost: $5,827

Application closing date: Auditions held Oct – December 2017. Apply at www.excel.ac.nz

Address: 20 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland,
PO Box 15-357, New Lynn, Auckland 0640

Website: www.excel.ac.nz

Contact: Ronnie Eketone