The Music Department at Temple Christian College offers its students a diverse range of opportunities, both within a classroom and extra-curricular context to express their interest and participation in music.
In Years 7 and 8 students experience a semester of Music, in which they are exposed to many practical opportunities to help hone their skills as budding musicians. These opportunities help students to build confidence, learn to work well with others and develop discipline as their musical potential is realised. Year 7’s participate in our Brass Program which enables them to learn trumpet or trombone with a specialist teacher, while our Year 8’s learn the basics of playing acoustic guitar and the drum kit, leading towards class ensemble opportunities. Students are able to develop their music technology skills with the variety of programs such as Garageband, Sibelius and Logic Pro, all available to use within our Mac Lab. Music is an elective subject from Years 9 -12 and students continue to study music within a historical, practical and theoretical context. Students are able to undergo more specialised Music courses as they complete SACE Stage 1 and 2 music, depending on the strengths of the student. Students are involved in many performance opportunities as a part of their classroom courses, including the Year 7 and 8 Concerts, Assemblies, Open Evening and our Music Showcase.
Temple Christian College offers a large range of ensembles for students to be involved in. Our ensembles perform at a large number of events, including exciting opportunities such as Generations in Jazz and the Balaklava Eisteddfod. Our Music students have also been asked to perform on one-off occasions such as the CSA dinner and Sturt St Church Thanksgiving services. All of the students involved in the extra-curricular ensembles are generally expected to be having regular lessons on their instrument to draw further benefits from these opportunities.
Students are invited to be involved in the following ensembles:
Musical Orchestra (biennially occurring alongside the school Musical)
Stage Band 1
Stage Band 2
Friday Morning Worship Teams
Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Senior Vocal Group
Vocablokes (an all-male vocal ensemble)
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
Senior Jazz Combo
Senior/Junior Saxophone Ensemble
Senior/Junior Flute Ensemble
CONTEMPORARY VOCAL ENSEMBLE- Term 2
Auditions open for all aspiring singers and musicians – Weeks 3 to 6
The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble at Temple Christian College has openings for all interested students to form part of the vocal ensemble. Students interested in singing in a choir, honing their musicianship/sight reading skills or just wanting to have some fun hanging out with friends and working on a project together are encouraged to audition.
Auditions and rehearsals for the four harmony parts available will commence during Week 3 through to Week 6 of Term 2. Activity will take place at school every Thursday during the AM Care Group. All interested students can click on the details below for further information or contact the music department.
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Auditions - Term 2 - 2020
Annual Twilight Concert
Our annual Junior Twilight Concert is held during Term 4 and provides a great opportunity for music students in years 7-10 to perform for family and friends showcasing a wide variety of ensembles performances.
The 2019 Twilight Concert will be held on Thursday 21 November and will feature a variety of solo and group performances.
Click below for an overview of the 2018 evening’s performances.
Generation in Jazz 2020
Every year, Temple Christian College participates in the Annual Generations in Jazz Event, held during May at Mount Gambier, South Australia. Whilst preparation have been in place, we regret to confirm that the Board of Generations in Jazz Inc have CANCELLED the 2020 event as at 13th March 2020 due to concerns reflecting the Coronavirus Pandemic. Of paramount importance to the Board is the safety and welfare of both the participants and the local community.
We trust that all students and families impacted by this decision will receive all the necessary communication in the due course of time and ask that you do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns. Visit our Activities Music Tuition Page for more information.