The Approved Specialist Contemporary Music Program at Fremantle College was formed with the philosophy that music is a practical performing arts subject, albeit one built on complex theoretical and technical understanding and skills. Evaluation, exploration and innovation are key aspects of the strong reputation our program has developed amoungst current music education theorists and emerging specialists in Western Australia.
Our program maps out progression between sequencing the accumulation of skill development, theoretical understanding and evolution of creativity, alongside the more holistic development of social skills, personal confidence, and ultimately, independent learning. Our practical program design equips our students with a wide range of skills and experiences that will enable them to lead lives enriched by ‘making’ music.
Our program design uses focus areas to progress students from the early stages of musicianship, in the first years of learning instruments and singing techniques, to graduating from our program with a comprehensive musical foundation.
Our Year 7 to 10 Specialist Contemporary Music students participate in a curriculum that provides extensive musical knowledge and skills, whilst allowing opportunity to extend those students with a greater passion for music. With a focus on both performance and production, students are introduced to a range of opportunities within the music industry.
To find out more about our Specialist Contemporary Music Program, please view our Prospectus below:
Find out more about our purpose built Calvert Music Centre.
How to apply
If your child is passionate about music, we invite them to apply for our Specialist Contemporary Music Program.
Pre-requisites for the Specialist Contemporary Music Program include:
- Primary School of Instrumental Music (SIM) program or 1-2 years of instrumental or vocal lessons (reading and performance)
- Demonstrated commitment to learning and playing music alone and with other people
- Demonstrated history of independent practice/self-discipline
Applicants will be required to participate in an audition/workshop, an interview and provide previous music reports.
Applications for 2022 close on 21 May 2021.