School Programs

SmallSchools 2015 (5)“Children with a music background listen better, concentrate longer, think more clearly, work happily in abstraction, are less distracted in class and tend to be high achievers in all fields of study” – Richard Gill OAM

Orange Regional Conservatorium is one of seventeen Regional Conservatoriums throughout NSW that are supported by the Department of Education and Communities to promote and implement quality school music programs to students of all ages.

The ORC plays an integral role in many district schools, offering a variety of programs that have been tailor-made to enhance and contribute to a strong school culture and enhance learning opportunities for school students. The Small Schools Instrumental Program is one such program that has been developed for Orange district schools whose enrolment is under 100.

ORC in Local Schools

K-6 Creative Arts Syllabus Music requirements:

“In Music, students develop knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes in Performing, Organising Sound and Listening by experiencing musical concepts (duration, pitch, dynamics, tone colour, and structure) within a wide range of Repertoire through a sequential and planned process of teaching and learning.” (BoS 2006 p.12, emphasis added).

By Stage 3, students should have received sufficient Music Education so as to “sing, play and move to a range of music, both as individuals and in group situations, demonstrating an understanding of musical concepts. They organise musical ideas into compositions, using notation systems to record these ideas. Students listen to a range of familiar and unfamiliar music with a sense of understanding, appreciation and discrimination.” (BoS 2006 p.21)

How can ORC help your students achieve these outcomes?

We can provide a qualified, experienced Music Teacher for regular music lessons in your school. Priscilla has a Bachelor of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Education and has many years of experience teaching students of all ages.

Priscilla will provide a tailored music program for your school which will address all aspects of the music curriculum. Students will learn to sing, play simple instruments, organise sound and listen with appreciation to a range of music. They will learn to use traditional and graphic music notation. Students will learn about the musical concepts of duration, pitch, dynamics, structure and tone colour through their learning experiences. Through a carefully planned program, students will develop depth in their understanding and breadth in their exposure to a wide range of repertoire.

Priscilla is registered with the NSW DET, has a Working With Children Clearance number and is accredited as a Proficient Teacher.

ORC can also provide support to the wider range of musical activities for your schools. Priscilla is available to accompany or direct choirs, bands, assembly or eisteddfod

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