The College’s acclaimed Music program is recognised statewide, nationwide and internationally. It offers students at all levels many opportunities to study Music, learn instruments, play in a wide range of ensembles and groups and participate in major productions and performances.
Music is offered as a specialist program or elective subject throughout the College – from Early Years to Year 12. Senior students can study music performance, theory, composition, and music industry skills through the extensive suite of subjects offered at the Senior Campus.
Senior Wind Symphony
Instrumental Music Program
The College’s Instrumental Music Program has over 700 musicians learning an instrument and playing in a wide-ranging ensemble program.
The program offers students from Years Prep – 12 wonderful opportunities to be involved in a program that provides outstanding music tuition with the finest music education ‘specialist’ team in our region. Our instrumental music students take part in a range of activities to support their learning including lunchtime concerts, music evenings, various solo competitions and examinations with AMEB and ANZCA.
Students who participate in instrumental tuition are also invited to participate in the College Ensemble Program. The College Ensemble program consists of Choirs, Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, String orchestras and a range of smaller ensembles. The College Choral program is inclusive and invites all students to join. The Bands and Strings program have a range of progressive ensembles that cater for students as they develop their performance skills from Junior School through to Senior School.
Beyond the music
Research shows playing music together syncs up our brains and emotions. With each note we build a stronger understanding of our group identity and sense of community.
The truest expressions of music’s community building powers are our Christian College performances. It started with a single concert, where the theme to Star Wars was played by the College ensemble and has extended to recitals, festivals, workshops and masterclasses with visiting musicians. These have taken our musicians as far afield as the Sydney Opera House, Disneyland in California and the Great Wall of China.
The recently constructed R. W. Gibson Centre of Music Performance takes this musical community to new heights. The Centre has a 160-seat acoustically ‘tuneable’ rehearsal auditorium, providing space for ensembles, choirs and amplified instruments and groups. Other spaces include rehearsal rooms, central recording booth, classrooms, three teaching studios, main foyer, staff offices, music library and a central courtyard.