The Woodvale Specialist Music Program promotes the development of the whole child through participation in music lessons, ensemble rehearsals, camps, tours and concerts.  


The Woodvale Music student: 

    • Engages with various challenges and projects both within their instrumental and music classes.  
    • Participates in a range of music ensembles – four wind orchestras, two jazz bands, choirs, classical guitar ensembles, a percussion ensemble, smaller instrumental ensembles and a rock band 
    • Develops independence, organisation skills, time management and teamwork skills.  
    • Enhances learning and communication skills, creativity, teamwork, discipline, cultural awareness, respect for others, and self-esteem through personal accomplishment. 


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  

         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.


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. There is also the option to continue music studies into Year 11 and 12 either through ATAR or Certificate music courses. 


Application Process

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. 


Second round applications are now open. To submit your application please download and complete the application documents and book an appointment to submit these via the link here. Applications close 3:00pm Friday 13 August.


Specialist Program general information booklet 2022

Music Specialist information 2022

Music Specialist reference sheet 2022

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