Introduction to Music at Harris Academy Morden
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At HAMD we aim to give students a grounding in true musicianship and cultivate a love and curiosity for the subject.
Students will learn essential musical skills such including reading music, analysing music both in writing and listening, the ability to describe music using specific musical vocabulary, composing, and performing. Students will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of instruments, genres, and cultural music, find their niche, and develop skills on an instrument and in several styles.
A wide variety of genres, time periods, and styles are explored, taking time to connect music to events in history, major pieces of literature and art, and show students that music is just as connected to their world as any other subject. We also look at music from different cultures, giving students a world experience that reaches beyond the classroom and gives them a glimpse into the wider world.
Students will engage deeply with music through a holistic approach, incorporating theory, analysis, evaluation, performance, and composition in each topic. This gives them a ‘real world’ experience as budding musicians.
Students are held to high standards in music. This allows them to have pride in their work, develop a sense of discipline, cultivate creativity, and grow their confidence with performance in front of their peers.
Please see the document below for details of the Intent, Implemetation and Impact for Music at Harris Academy Morden