Music

Aims and Objectives

As the culmination to the MYP music program, grade 9 and 10 students build on and enhance their general music skills, performance technique, composition skills, understanding of world music cultures, music theory, and overall musicianship. This broad based grade 9 and 10 music curriculum is designed to prepare students for more intensive study should they choose to continue their studies with IBDP Music in Grade 11 and 12.

The aims of the teaching and study of MYP music are for students to:

  • understand how music plays a role in developing and expressing personal and cultural identities
  • appreciate how musicians innovate and communicate across time and culture
  • become informed and reflective practitioners of music
  • experience the process of creating music in a variety of situations
  • explore, express and communicate ideas
  • become more effective learners, inquirers and thinkers
  • develop self-confidence and self-awareness through art experiences
  • appreciate lifelong learning in and enjoyment of music

All grade 10 courses are 1 credit.