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music performance
& Technology

 

Music at Elstree is a creative hub of performance talent and technological skill.

Studying both music technology and music performance allows for a wide range of employment opportunities and career paths; from mastering engineer to session musician. The focus is on practical skill, industry knowledge, and creativity. You will perform as a soloist or as an ensemble in many College events or support the crew in taking on the role of sound engineer at the mixing desk.

With our state of the art recording studio and tech resources, you have the opportunity to create industry standard records and develop skills in both live sound and recording.

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what is
music performance & technology?

Studying music allows you to delve into a stimulating world of creativity, whilst psychologically making you a happier, healthier human. Musicians will develop technique, expression and self-discipline, and will learn how to work with others in an ensemble. Music technology is a challenging course (especially at KS5) that requires analytical thinking and a musical ear. You will develop skills in live sound, mixing and mastering, DAW production, studio recording and sound design.

 
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key stage 4
music performance

Specification: BTEC Firsts Music (2013)

Specification Link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/music-2013-nqf.html

Year/Course Code: BTEC Music Level 1/2 First Award in Music Performance

Qualification number (QN): 600/6818/8

The BTEC Music Level 1/2 First Award in Music Performance allows students to explore their abilities as musicians through practical exploration and development of music industry knowledge throughout the duration of this course.

The aims of the BTEC First Award in Music is to: inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Music sector, give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in the Music industry, e.g. the live sound industry, solo or group professional performance, or music promotion and publishing and give learners the potential opportunity, in the long run, to enter employment in a wide range of music industry related job roles.

By offering units that include 'Unit 2: Managing A Music Product', students have the opportunity to explore music practice through the creation and delivery of a live music event in which they are both the producers and performers. Music Performance allows students to become the musicians they strive to be.

Course Units and Description

Unit 1: The Music Industry (understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understand the job roles in the music industry)

Unit 2: Managing a Music Product (students plan, develop and deliver a music product, promote a music product and review the management process)

Unit 4: Introducing Music Composition (Students explore creative stimuli for industry clientele & develop knowledge of creating music mediums such as the Film and Pop music industry)

Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance ( Students will develop their music performance skills, review their own practice and use their music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.

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key stage 4
Music technology

Specification: BTEC Firsts Music (2013)

Specification Link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/music-2013-nqf.html

Year/Course Code: BTEC Music Level 1/2 First Award in Music Technology

Qualification number (QN): 600/6818/8

Welcome to music technology at Elstree UTC. The BTEC Music Level 1/2 First Award in Music Technology allows students to develop a number of core skills including sequencing in Logic Pro X, and the practical application of microphones in a studio setting. The mandatory units explore the music industry, looking at the different job roles, organisations, whilst managing a music product allows you to plan and deliver a music concert.

The aims of the BTEC First Award in Music is to: inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Music Sector & give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in the Music industry, e.g. the live sound industry, solo or group professional performance, or music promotion and publishing. Students can get behind the scenes as a production company for Unit 2: Managing a Music Product, and practically apply their learning to real live sound and recording situations.

Course Units and Description

Unit 1: The Music Industry (understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understand the job roles in the music industry)

Unit 2: Managing a Music Product (students plan, develop and deliver a music product, promote a music product and review the management process)

Unit 6: Introducing Music Recording (plan a recording session and use recording equipment safely to produce multi-track recordings)

Unit 7: Introducing Music Sequencing (explore music sequencing techniques and create tracks using Logic Pro X)

 
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