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:
The Department of Education Approved Specialist Music program officially accepts students from beyond Woodvale’s local area. It’s size and performance opportunities makes the program unique in the Northern corridor. Over 250 students access the program, allowing for comprehensive classroom and ensemble opportunities. This provides students placement in ensembles most suited to their abilities.
All 13 ensembles have various performance opportunities throughout the year, both at school and on the road. There is an annual lower school music camp, senior music tour, local school concerts, performances as requested by local groups and organisations, as well as the big Term 3 concert, held at the Perth Concert Hall.
The Woodvale Secondary College Music Program is the starting point of a high school career in music for our students, making them not only confident performers and therefore masters of their anxiety (and nerves), but also excellent team members, demonstrating reliability, leadership, co-operation, flexibility, empathy and problem solving.
Many of our past students are now leaders in their fields, and have commented how their time in the music program cemented their skills for the world post school.
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.
Beginner instruments: oboe, bassoon, alto saxophone, french horn, euphonium, tuba, percussion and voice.
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.
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.
Students are selected for the music program based on:
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.
The Woodvale music program has enriched the overall school experience for my kids. Excellent musical tuition is delivered by motivated and enthusiastic teaching staff, alongside regular opportunities to engage in workshops, performances, camps and tours at all levels throughout the program. The program has pushed my kids to give their best in all of their schooling as it has fostered organisation and a sense of belonging and achievement. The program structure promotes independence and resilience, the students take ownership of their participation and their achievement. The friendships my kids have formed within the program have contributed to a really positive high school experience.
Applications must be submitted in person to the College Front Office. Please ensure you bring all supporting documentation with you.
Postal applications will only be accepted if applicant resides outside of the Perth Metropolitan area in which case certified copies of proof of residency must be submitted.
Please note that no acknowledgement will be sent by the College on receipt of your application.
If you have any queries please contact the Enrolments Officer on 6207 2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org