The Instrumental Music Program at Queensland Academy of Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) offers a place for every student regardless of ability or background. We offer tailored experiences across group lessons and ensembles.
The Program is an ensemble-based, co-curricular program that offers students a variety of ensembles to suit their playing ability.
SMT provides ensemble opportunities for the following instruments:
String Ensembles: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar
Woodwind and Brass: Flute, Picolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba, Cornet, Flugelhorn
Percussion: Orchestral, Tuned, Untuned
Keyboard: Chamber Music, Accompanying opportunities
Voice: Choir, Small bands
Big Band I,
Big Band II
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Instrumental Music lessons are offered for 35 minutes per week on a rotation timetable so students do not miss out on the same subject class each week. Our teachers offer a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to inspire a sequential development of skills and nurture growth. The Department of Education Instrumental Music curriculum includes band and orchestral instruments, organised in families, or strands. There are limited instruments owned by the school that can be loaned depending on availability.
Years 7 – 9 Students: Lessons take place during the school day and students leave class to attend their music lesson
Years 10 – 12 Students: Lessons take place outside of their timetable class time by negotiation.
Students are offered opportunities throughout the year including:
- Evening and lunchtime concerts.
- Performances on assemblies and at special events.
- Professional standard recording sessions.
- Competitions and Festivals.
- Workshops and Masterclasses.
- Various activities through 'QSO Connect' with Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
- Access to practice and rehearsal rooms at the Creative Arts Precinct and Auditorium.