The students have the opportunity to study Music in Years 7 and 8. The course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for active participation in:
- performing music
- composing music, and
- listening to music (a range of styles)
Within a variety of topics, students are taught to play different instruments (keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums), form their own rock bands, compose film scores using GarageBand and collaborate in songwriting groups to create and record their own songs.
Elective Music in Years 9 - 12 is an opportunity for students to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of music as well as skills in performing music, composing music and listening to music.
For many students the study of music will enhance their self-esteem through learning to perform their creative work. Music has also been proven to increase the academic performance of students across all subjects.
The College offers an extensive Music Enrichment Program, including many co-curricular activities and workshops to students:
- Choir, Jazz Band, Senior and Junior Rock Bands, String Ensemble, Orchestra, Advanced Orchestra (Musical).
- Students are invited to perform at the ‘Annual Music Ensemble Showcase Evening’ and the Biennial Creative and Performing Arts Evening.
- Students who have a strong interest in music are encouraged to take up private music lessons. Specialist teachers in piano, guitar, bass guitar, singing, flute, saxophone, drums and violin visit the school on a weekly basis (see Co Curricular Music for more information)
- Production Lessons are offered to students interested in Electronic Music and Recording. Students are taught by industry professionals in a 10-week ‘masterclass’.
- “SongMakers” is a highly sought after contemporary music enrichment program offered by APRA AMCOS, whereby students compose and record their own ‘radio-ready’ songs, led by two industry mentors. Recent mentors include Rai Thistlethwayte, Robert Conley, Ilan Kidron KLP and JP Fung. Domremy College is the only school in NSW to have been selected for the program each year.