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 Orchestral Program which enables them to learn an orchestral instrument with a specialist teacher, while our Year 8s learn the basics of playing acoustic guitar, keyboard and the drum kit, leading towards class ensemble opportunities.
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 Twilight Concerts, Assemblies, Open Evening and our Music Showcase.
From Years 9 – 12, Music Technology is offered as an elective subject. Students learn aspects of Live Sound and Recording using Pro tools software. They are able to complete a Certificate 2 qualification by the end of Year 10, a Certificate 3 qualification in Year 11 and a SACE Stage 2 option in Year 12.
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 Easter in the Mall and the Balaklava Eisteddfod.
Students are invited to be involved in the following ensembles:
- Concert Band
- Musical Orchestra (biennially occurring alongside the school Musical)
- Jazz Combo
- Chapel Band
- Friday Morning Worship Teams
- Senior Vocal Group
- Guitar Band
- Percussion Ensemble