The study of Music fosters knowledge, understanding and skills that contribute to the lifelong processes of learning and the appreciation and enjoyment of music.
Music allows students to develop their capacity to manage their own learning, work together with others and engage in an activity that reflects the real world practice of musicians, performers, composers, musicologists and audiences.
Students at Redlands have exposure to music classes from Pre-School, where they are taught by a specialist Early Childhood Music teacher.
In Year 2, all children have the opportunity to learn a string instrument (either violin, viola or cello) as part of the Year 2 Strings program.
In Years 4 and 5 the Music Instrumental Program (MIP) is a curriculum based “instrumental experience” designed to give students the opportunity to learn instruments in a group situation. All Year 4 and 5 students learn an instrument and play in ensembles in a group lesson for 60 minutes each week. The range of instruments available includes a wide range of Strings and Band Instruments. It provides the stepping stone for students to join the extensive extra-curricular music ensemble program offered at Redlands.
In Years 8-12, Music can be studied as an elective, with both HSC (Music 1, Music 2 and Music Extension) and IB (Standard Level and Higher Level) in Years 11-12.
Students in the Prep School can participate in the Prep Choir and Prep Strings. In Junior School the range of ensembles expands to include Junior Band, Junior Training Band, Junior Piano Trio and Junior Jazz Band, in addition to Junior Strings and Junior Choir.
Secondary School offers students the opportunity to participate in Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Stage Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Senior Choir, Broken Consort, Piano Trio, Drum Corp and the following ensembles: String, Wind, Guitar, Saxophone, Brass, Jazz Vocals, Chamber, Piano, Percussion and Flute.
Private Music Tuition Program
Students have the opportunity to receive private tuition in a wide range of instruments, voice and musicianship.
Regular opportunities are provided for performance in the Senior and Junior Music Festivals, in the annual School Musical, assemblies, curriculum concerts, soirees, open day sessions and Grandparent’s Day. Private music students also perform at lunchtime concerts and studio recitals.