Music Institute

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. 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. To find out more, download the Music Institute Brochure

Fees
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. 

Applications for 2020 Music Institute are now closed. Please contact Julia Burdon, Music Department Administration Manager, should you have any questions jburdon@sacredheart.school.nz