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EXCEL School Of Performing Arts, Auckland

Auckland

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Course Title: PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC (Level 4)

Duration: One year full-time study.
Course start date: February 2019
No. of students per intake: 80 (including Drama and Dance 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.

EmphasisThe music programme is practical and performance focused. A range of both theory and practical based courses are offered that will develop students’ performance and technical ability within their given major. Students will receive two one-on-one music lessons with their tutors each week, as well as combined classes with their major stream working with industry professionals.

The Music Fundamentals course will equip students to be able to read and write music and they will explore many contemporary music genres and settings in the Music Studies course. Students will also study Music Technology where they will develop composition and arranging skills and be able to collaborate with other music students for assessment and ensemble purposes. Learning how to operate and safely set up a PA system is covered in the Music Technology course and how to utilise and enhance musical compositions using Logic Pro and other software.

Qualification: NZ Certificate of Music Level 4, majoring in Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards or Vocals.

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 including teaching, performance, sound engineering, event management, promotion, composition and arranging.

Facilities: Large auditorium, practice rooms, computer lab, lecture rooms.

Tutors: Karl Benton (keys, music studies), Alex Griffith (bass), Stephen Thomas (drums, music fundamentals), Sam Swindell (guitar), Hinekoia Tomlinson, Vanessa Abernethy, Hannah McGrail, Ray Bishop (vocals) and Ronnie Eketone (music technology).

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

Cost: $5,869 ex GST

Applications : Auditions held Oct – December 2018. Contact info@excel.ac.nz

 

 

Course: PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC (Level 5) subject to approval

Duration: One-year full time study.

Course start date: February 2019

Entry criteria: Entry is by selection and applicants must have completed Performance in Music (Level 4).

Emphasis: This level 5 programme builds on what was covered in level 4 by gaining invaluable performance experience as well the ability to hone and craft students own original material. Students are given the opportunity to present and perform their work not only at school, but also on a short tour around Auckland and New Zealand.

Qualification: NZ Diploma of Music, Level 5 majoring in Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards or Vocals.

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 including teaching, performance, sound engineering, event management, promotion, composition and arranging.

Cost: $5,869 ex GST. Contact: info@excel.ac.nz

Established in 1994, EXCEL is New Zealand’s largest Christian-based school of performing arts offering a unique performance-based course in music, dance and drama. We are now offering a Level 4 NZ Certificate in Music with the opportunity for selection in our Level 5 NZ Diploma in Music (subject to approval). All courses are NZQA approved and entry into the school is by audition starting in October.

Contact: info@excel.ac.nz

Website: www.excel.ac.nz

Facebook/Instagram: EXCELPerform94

Address: 20 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0640

EXCEL prides itself on the calibre of its tutors who are industry professionals. With small classes, there is attention given to each student’s learning programme to ensure success. The practical nature of the course means students have maximum opportunity to apply what they learn in the context of the contemporary music styles of today.