Music plays an integral role at Faith Lutheran College, with numerous opportunities available for students who enjoy the performing arts. Our air-conditioned Creative Arts Complex features multiple classrooms, multiple rehearsal rooms, a great selection of quality instruments and a professionally designed recording studio.
Instrumental Music Program
Our Instrumental Music Program offers a wide array of lessons, including Piano, Strings, Brass, Woodwind, Guitar, Drum Kit and Vocals. These lessons are led by external tutors, and operate on a rotational basis throughout the school week. Individuals can choose to undertake external AMEB examinations for their chosen instrument, study traditional or modern repertoire, perform at College events, and/or compete at local eisteddfods.
Music Ensembles, Events and Opportunities
Students also have the option of joining one of our College Music Ensembles, which currently include: choir, concert band, string ensemble, ukulele group and flute group. These groups rehearse every week and have numerous performance opportunities throughout the year, including College functions, community events, eisteddfods and competitions, camps, musical productions and Music tours. There are also numerous smaller groups that students can join such as rock bands and chapel band. We hold two major events biannually - an extensive Music Tour and a College Musical, a fabulous performance opportunity for those who haven’t performed before as well as seasoned actors and singers.
Our classroom music program offers exciting courses from Year 7 to Year 12. All students complete a term of Music in Year 7, where they are immersed in introductory music theory, musicianship skills and practical skills culminating in a group performance. Students may choose to complete one or more Semester based elective units across Years 8, 9 and 10. There are two streams of Music that can be studied at senior level – Senior Music and Music Extension. In Senior Music, students study six units, including: The Many Functions of Music, Music in the Theatre, The Australian Music Industry, Revolution, Heroes and Villains and Wide Horizons through score analysis, composition of their own material and performance. In Year 12, music students also have the option to study Music Extension; a twelve-month intensive course offered to passionate, exceptional musicians.