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Infuse Music Program

 

 

Audition bookings for enrolment 2020 open on 15 July 2019 

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Please download an application form from here. NB Applications for enrolment must be accompanied with an application for enrolment into the school through the Junior Secondary office.

What does the Program look like?

  
Students are provided the opportunity in Infuse Music to create through performance, improvisation and composition and song writing.
 

Performance and Improvisation

Performance and Improvisation in Infuse Music is about more than just nailing your performance. It is about creating an understanding of how to arrange and understand the nuts and bolts of jazz and improvisation, mastering the tech you will use in the industry, and promoting yourself to be heard, loud and proud.
 
Students will learn to be versatile, as you acquire a technical foundation on their individual instrument that allows them to speak the language of jazz freely. They will develop a respect for other musical styles that encourages them to develop as a creative, innovative musician into the future.
 

Song writing and Composition

Combining technical principles with pure creative expression. Songwriting and composition is a hands-on opportunity designed to help students find their voice, sharpen their craft and create songs that will be remembered. Students learn how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer’s block, and express themselves more effectively in words and music.
Song writing covers composition, arrangement, industry studies, harmonic analysis, lyric construction and technology. Infuse Music songwriting also incorporates an understanding of live sound and recording techniques and the use of industry standard software such as Logic Pro and Sibelius to create original music. 
Song writing opportunities also provides students with the platform to recording high-quality demos in our studios featuring ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers and monitors, top of the range microphones.
 

Infuse Music Industry Links

 
Artist in Residence
Each year Infuse Music students in both grades (yrs. 7 & 8) engage in an Artist in Residence (AIR) program. This specialist program takes place across a full week for year 8s and part week for year 7s. This intensive program supports students in their song writing, performance and creative skills. The AIR program culminates in a final showcase presentation for year 8 students. 
 
Infuse Pre-Tertiary Bursaries
As students graduate the Infuse Music program at the end of Year 8, the school offers selected, eligible students, bursaries to continue their study in specialised courses at JMC Academy in songwriting, performance and production.
  

What are the audition requirements?

Instrumental music students (brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, guitar and piano) are required to prepare 2 contrasting pieces of music from a method book or as prepared for an exam (not concert band pieces) and two scales at their level. Percussionists please prepare 1 tuned and 1 untuned piece of music.

 
Vocal students are required to prepare two contrasting pieces of music with a backing track or instrumental accompaniment. They are also required to complete some part singing (unseen) and a short interview.
 
For all students there will also be some sight reading and a short interview.
 
Students interested in songwriting and composition may also bring a folio on a USB to the interview/audition that features two pieces of music they have written and recorded. This is in addition to your instrumental audition.
 

What if I play Piano or Guitar?

 
You are absolutely invited to audition for the Infuse Music program. At Kedron we offer piano lessons that are intended to transition students onto the harp. We also offer a guitar program that rehearse once per week with additional in-school tutorials throughout the year.
 

Do I participate in instrumental music lessons as well as Infuse?

 
Yes, it is a requirement to continue Instrumental Music or Vocal lessons at the same time as being enrolled in our Infuse Music program. This is signed in an agreement upon acceptance into the course.
 

What does the timetable for Infuse look like?

 
An Infuse Music student will attend Infuse class twice a week totalling 140 minutes of timetabled class time across the 2 year program.  Infuse Music lessons are placed in the timetable at a point of least disruption to core and elective classes.
 

Am I able to study the other Arts electives at the same time as being an Infuse student?

 
Yes.  Infuse Music is timetabled in addition to Arts and other electives on offer in Years 7 and 8.
 

Can I change instruments after I enrol?

 
No. We recommend that to get the most out of the course, students remain on the instrument they auditioned with at the end of Year 6.
 

What if I currently hold AMEB accreditation?

 
That’s fantastic. It is very useful to have achieved an AMEB grade as this will assist with the ensemble musicianship exams and aural and theoretical components of the Infuse Music program.
 

Should I get Private Lessons?

 
It is beneficial for your personal musical development, but not necessary for participation in the Infuse Music Program.
 

What is the purpose of the Infuse Music program?

 
The Infuse Music program is designed for students to express themselves, to be creative and play and explore with music and sound. The program is not focused on traditional graded outcomes but more concerned with HOW students develop their voice, respond to the challenges of creativity, conceptualisation and innovation in music making.