IGGS Music studies offer powerful learning experiences. As well as encouraging students to understand its expressive nature, Music contributes to learning through the development of aspects such as memory training, coordination, concentration and inventiveness.
Music study also develops skills in logical, critical and diligent thinking, decision making and concept formation. Music is a vital link for people of all ages to communicate and identify with their peers, their heritage, and their sense of the ‘here-and-now’.
Our Music programs accentuate listening, composing and performing. The study of repertoire, music history and aural skills tests students’ knowledge of musical facts and their application to repertoire. Composing allows students to form and express their musical ideas in a composition of their choice. Performing involves both vocal and instrumental fields, focusing on literacy, technical and interpretative skills.
Visual and Performing Arts
Specialist teachers and extensive resources provide opportunities for students to learn about the key learning areas of the Arts whilst developing self-awareness, aesthetic awareness, problem-solving, decision-making and effective communication.
Different themes link lessons and help students understand how the individual elements of various Arts can impact upon, combine and complement each other to create a complete cultural experience – in the same way music can underscore the action of drama and comedy, and how colour and movement can express changing emotions.
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” Edward de Bono
Drama is a unique art form that uses the human body to express experiences, ideas, stories and emotions, providing students with the opportunity to experience and understand different versions of the world. In class, Drama students have opportunities to learn about different forms and styles of the dramatic art form and gain understandings of human experience in different cultures, times and places. Drama connects students to creative, technical and other cognitive processes and provides opportunities for them to imagine and explore beliefs, feelings, behaviours and relationships across diverse situations and contexts. Engaging in drama promotes imagination, critical thinking, cultural engagement, communication, creativity and problem-solving and opportunities to share with others through informal and formal performances.