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 to learn violin, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone.
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.
Current Year 6 students who would like to be part of this practical approach to music, can apply for the Year 7 Music Institute in August of each year. Entrants will sit an aural comprehension test at Sacred Heart College as part of their placement test. An interview will be 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. Following this confirmation, an online application for the relevant instrument lesson for 2017 will need to be completed.
We hold a Music Institute Information Evening in August in the Sacred Heart College Auditorium. There will be performances from existing Sacred Heart 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 $250 financial contribution per annum, plus any applicable instrument hire. These fees cannot be paid until the commencement of the following school year.
Classes - Proposed timetable for 2017
During 2017, String and Band group classes will be held before the school day commences.
Individual music lesson
Times will be advised once timetabled, but will take place during the school day.