A musical education at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College offers students the opportunity to develop skills in self-directed learning, fine and gross motor function, improvements in cognitive function, tools for self-expression and teamwork.
Year 7 and 8 Classroom Music Program – General
All Year 7 students receive tuition in keyboard and acoustic guitar as part of their academic program. This practical application of learning music via dedicated study on instruments has been shown to dramatically improve the efficacy of musical education.
Year 7 Classroom Music Program
For students who are currently or have previously studied a musical instrument, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College offers the option of being placed in our ‘Encore’ program for Year 7. This program entails a ‘second instrument study’ - students are able to take home an instrument to practise over the course of a semester. They will receive tuition in their music classes from expert instrumental music teachers, as well as a well-rounded course in theory and musical knowledge.
Year 10 and 11 VCE VET Music
At Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, students have the opportunity to undertake an accelerated classroom music study through the VCE VET Music program. VCE VET Music offers an ATAR contribution, while also providing students with their Certificate III in Music through the nationally accredited VET scheme.
Year 12 VCE Music
Subsequent to completing VCE VET Music, students at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College have the option of continuing their music studies with VCE Music Performance.
Instrumental Music Lessons
The Music Department at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College also offers students of all ages the option of extra tuition in a wide range of instruments including flute, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, voice, classical guitar, contemporary electric and bass guitar, percussion and drums. We pride ourselves on the quality of our instrumental teaching, with a supportive team of highly-qualified instrumental teachers.
Our facilities include numerous instrumental teaching and practice rooms, three large teaching spaces including a fully equipped keyboard laboratory and a tiered choir area. The College theatre, the Quin Auditorium, also provides excellent performance space for music students.
Performance groups at the College include the String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Sacred Heart Chamber Choir, Christ the King Vocal Ensemble, Soul Band, Rock Band and several others.
If you wish to take music lessons, please complete the Years 7–12 Instrumental Music Program Application Form.
Current Students – Information and Links
Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule – 2018
Students who are enrolled in instrumental or vocal lessons at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College are required to participate in the ensemble program. Being involved in an ensemble is extremely beneficial for musical development, promotes teamwork skills and is a rewarding experience for all involved. The current rehearsal schedule for Semester One, 2018 is as follows:
Sacred Heart Choir: 3.15-4.15, Coindre Chapel, Sacred Heart Campus (Mr Todd McNeal)
Percussion Ensemble: Lunchtime, Music Department, Sacred Heart Campus (Ms Nat Grant)
Men In Black Choir: Lunchtime, Music Department, Sacred Heart Campus (Mr Todd McNeal)
Concert Band: 3.30-4.30, Music Department, Sacred Heart Campus (Ms Karen Heath)
Junior CTK Choir: Lunchtime, MacFarlane Centre, Christ the King Campus (Ms Natasha Rodrigues-Mateus and Mr Todd McNeal)
Guitar Ensemble: Lunchtime, Drum Room, Christ the King Campus (Mr Adam Orlando)
Songwriter’s Space: 8.00-8.36, Music Department, Sacred Heart Campus (Mr Todd McNeal)
Soul Band: Lunchtime, Music Department, Sacred Heart Campus (Mr Wayne Townsend-Booth)
RnB: 3.15-4.15, Music Department, Sacred Heart Campus (Mr Wayne Townsend-Booth)
CTK Ensemble: Lunchtime, MacFarlane Centre, Christ the King Campus (Ms Helen Perry)
For students at the college who need to hire a musical instrument that they can take home and practise regularly, please submit hire agreement form ASAP.
You can download a copy using the following link: Instrument Hire Form
Withdrawals from Instrumental Music Lessons 2018
For students who are unable to continue learning a musical instrument in 2018, please submit your withdrawal form ASAP.
You can download a copy using the following link: Withdrawal Form for Instrumental Music Lessons
All forms can be submitted in person to the front office of Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, to the Music Department office, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org