The Glenfield College Music Department seeks to provide students with a comprehensive, high quality music education in all of their studies. Extensive opportunities in performance, composition and musicological study are provided in an environment designed to maximise each student’s musical potential. Music education offered at Glenfield College enables students to contribute to the cultural life of the school, families, and communities through making and sharing music.
Our main objective at the Glenfield College Music Department is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to able to:
• Perform music individually and in groups.
• Compose (improvise and notate) their musical ideas.
• Show understanding of music by identifying, describing, and transcribing.
• Demonstrate contextual knowledge of music – that includes knowledge of periods, styles, composers, instruments, and music elements.
Subjects / Courses Offered
Year 9 Music
Year 10 Music
NCEA Level 1 Music
NCEA Level 2 Music
NCEA Level 3 Music
Itinerant Music Tuition
Itinerant Music lessons are offered in the following:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Singing, Theory
The music department is housed in a purpose-built music suite that includes a classroom, large rehearsal room and four practice rooms. There are 10 computers for music technology, a keyboard lab and an extensive range of orchestral and band instruments. The department also has the latest in NCEA resources and an extensive library of music and texts.
The music department consists of the HOD, 10 itinerant music teachers and an administration assistant. The staff are all practising musicians from around the Auckland area and provide a very high standard of music education.
Activities and Performances
Students are able to participate in a number of ensembles at the school. These groups are offered each year according to demand and include:
- Concert Band
– Jazz Combo
– Big Band
– Percussion Ensemble
– Wind Ensemble
– Smaller chamber groups
– Vocal Groups and Choir
– Rock bands
The music department has a busy and demanding performance schedule each year both in the school and in the community. Performances include:
- Morning Melodies in the Bruce Mason Centre
– Uncle Eric’s Picnic
– KBB Music Festival
– Bi-annual Musical Production
– Music Competitions
– Various performances at local schools and organisations
For a comprehensive listing of our courses please see the Performing Arts