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Specialist Music Program (approved)

Year 7 2022 Specialist Music program applications are now closed.

Music education enhances learning and communication skills, creativity, teamwork, discipline, cultural awareness, respect for others, and self-esteem through personal accomplishment. This program promotes the development of the whole child through participation in music lessons, ensemble rehearsals, camps, tours and concerts. The Woodvale music student develops independence, organisation skills, time management and teamwork skills.

The highlight of the music program is the numerous music ensembles for students to participate in. The ensembles include four wind orchestras, two jazz bands, choirs, classical guitar ensembles, a percussion ensemble, smaller instrumental ensembles and a rock band.

The program is offered to students who wish to study one of the following continuing instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, classical guitar and voice or one of the following beginning instruments: oboe, bassoon, alto saxophone, french horn, euphonium and tuba.

Please be aware that students will only study one instrument as part of the program, but are welcome to study additional instruments outside of the program.

“I thoroughly enjoy the Music Program here at Woodvale Secondary College because of the ongoing support and kindness shown by the teachers. I enjoy learning new aspects of music and look forward to all my classes. I love going to band every week and learning to work together and make our own music. I am really grateful for my spot in the Music Program and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Ine C, Year 8


Commitment to the Program

The Music Specialist program at Woodvale Secondary College is an ongoing commitment. Students accepting a place in the Music Specialist Program are expected to continue to study music to the end of Year 10 as a minimum with an option to review at the end of Year 9.  There is also the option to continue music studies into Year 11 and 12 either through ATAR or Certificate music courses.

Application & General Information

Students are selected for the music program based on:

  • their already acquired performance ability
  • their singing skills
  • the delicate balance required to produce high quality ensembles.

To apply please complete a Music Specialist application form, a reference sheet and a WSC application form. Further details can be found in the Music Specialist information link.

Specialist Program general information booklet 2022

Music Specialist information 2022

Music Information for Auditions

FAQs - Enrolments at Woodvale Secondary College - updated Feb 2020

Music Program


Coordinator : Ms Ruth MacDonald

Ph: (08) 9309 0808