Our Music Department provides students with a comprehensive, and high-quality music education in all of their studies. We offer extensive opportunities for performance, composition and musicological study within an environment designed to maximise each student’s musical potential. The music education offered at Glenfield College enables students to contribute to the cultural life of the school, families, and communities through making and sharing their music.
Our primary 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 – including 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
We offer itinerant music lessons in the following:
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Violin, Viola, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Singing, Theory
The Music Department consists of a purpose-built music suite that includes a classroom, large rehearsal room and four practice rooms. There are ten computers for technologically enabled music, 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, seven 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
The Music Department has a busy performance schedule, both in the school and in the local community. Participation in extracurricular activities is an important part of students’ musical education, which ensures consistent development of their instrumental and vocal skills. According to their interest and ability, the students can participate in the performance programme in one or more of the following groups and ensembles offered each year at Glenfield College:
- Jazz Combo
- Rock Bands
- Guitar Ensemble
- Percussion Ensemble
- Wind and String Ensemble
- Vocal Groups and Choir
Mr Tomasz Kus
Head of Music
Email: [email protected]