Tara students are talented, accomplished and keen to pursue and develop their musical abilities and potential. International performance tours are offered with the most recent European tour of London, Berlin, Prague and Salzburg being a resounding success.
Senior School Music in Years 7 and 8 (mandatory course) employs a hands on approach, with girls participating in Orff based Xylophone work in Year 7, and the learning of acoustic guitar in Year 8. Performance, Composition and Listening components are interwoven in a differentiated and often ensemble based framework.
Elective Music is offered in Years 9 and 10, with students extending and developing their musical skills, knowledge and experience. The use of technology and a variety of music software, including Sibelius, Musition, Auralia, Soundtrap and the MusicEDU Suite of e-learning programs are integrated features of our program. Music 1, Music 2 and Music Extension are each offered in the Senior School years.
Students have various opportunities to develop, enrich and showcase their learning through events such as Music Showcase evenings, School assemblies, Chapel music accompaniments, and many performances and presentations.