The Music Institute was initiated in 2015 and has been very successful. The Music Institute consists of students participating in a band/string group class and also taking an instrument lesson. With guidance from Sacred Heart College music professionals, students can choose from 16 instruments to learn; violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, bassoon, french horn, oboe, euphonium, percussion or singing.
The instrument lesson helps students to learn to play their individual instrument, whereas the band/string group class teaches them to use their playing skills as part of a group. No prior music experience or knowledge is required.
The Music Institute is open to students years 7 to 10 in 2020. Students new to the school in Year 7 are invited to apply, along with those currently Years 7-9 who were not in the Music Institute during 2019. Entrants will sit an aural comprehension test at Sacred Heart College as part of their placement test. An interview will then be conducted following this. Interview times will be advised once applications have closed. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of Term 3.
We hold a Music Institute Information Evening in September in the Sacred Heart College Auditorium. There will be performances from existing Sacred Heart music players and groups and many instruments on display. This will be a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the Institute and music in general at the College. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Music Institute band/string class has no charge. The individual instrument lesson carries a $275 financial contribution per annum, plus any applicable instrument hire. These fees cannot be paid until the commencement of the following school year.