Music plays a central role in the life of the school, from the Early Learning Centre through to Year 12 and the VCE. Gippsland Grammar acknowledges the important role music has in developing the mind, aesthetic responses and cultural diversity, and its ability to develop responsibility and a team ethic in young people.
Students in the Junior School at St Anne's campus have the opportunity to explore musical instruments through our Year 2 String and Year 4 Band programs, whilst our team of exciting, dedicated instrumental teachers offers individual instrumental and vocal lessons to students throughout the school. Playing an instrument or singing and leads to participation in one or more of our co-curricular ensembles, with the school encouraging participation in ensembles as an important outcome of learning an instrument.
Music forms an integral part of the core curriculum through to Year 8. In Years 7 and 8 students explore elements of music such as applied listening, arranging, composition and performance. This is done both acoustically and using technology with the latest software in our music lab. Students in Year 9 and 10 can choose music as an elective subject, whilst students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can study music as part of the VCE.
Music at Gippsland Grammar is challenging and exciting, and offers students the opportunity to be part of a stimulating environment, one in which they experience the thrill of making music together, sharing their talents with others and above all, having a lot of fun