Music Program

BSE offers a Specialist Music Program to students who want to develop their musical skills. The Music Program is committed to delivering a student centred, highly engaging environment in which students can develop their ability to play and appreciate music.

We are proud of the high standard our students display in performance, and the fun they have achieving this with flow-on benefits such as: improved organisation; self-discipline; friendships; enhanced academic performance. Each year a high percentage of our top academic award winners are students who are enrolled in the Music Program.
For all enquiries please contact Stephen Briggs by phone (on 5443 4522) or email (at stephen.briggs@education.vic.gov.au).

 

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Common Questions about the BSE Music Program

2021 Enrolments

2021 Enrolments into the Music Program are now available. Complete the online BSE Music Program Application Form here.

There are four essential components of our program:

Instrumental Music Lessons

Students receive instrumental tuition from highly qualified instrumental music teachers. Lessons are tailored to the students. Beginning students are given lessons in small groups allowing for peer-to-peer support and feedback. These are fun, hard-working sessions where students learn about the fundamentals of music. As student’s progress we offer individual lessons where students can get specific expert assistance in developing their skills. The tuition levy is *$335 per year.

Instruments offered are violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, voice, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion & drum-kit.

Ensemble Rehearsal

We believe in developing the attribute of teamwork. Ensembles are more than just playing music. They are about making connections – to friends who share a passion for music, to mentors and teachers who are committed to learning, and to musical masterpieces. Students receive two 70-minute ensemble rehearsals per week.

Performance Experience

There is no better way to learn than to have an opportunity to perform! Through the experienced mentorship from staff, students will gain experience in performance practice. They will develop skills in preparation and organisation for performance and learn how to create engaging and confident performances.

Extension Ensembles

We offer audition/invitation only ensembles that perform at an advanced level. These ensembles demand a high level of commitment, but also offer the rewards of performing.
These ensembles are Stage Band, Chamber Strings, Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Symphonic Band.

Instrumental Hire

The Regional Hire Scheme provides low cost hire of wide range of high-quality instruments. Depending on the instrument, students can follow right through to VCE with these instruments. The hire levy is $140* per year. Some instruments, like guitar, can be purchased for a similar price, and so are not covered by the scheme. Please contact us for further information on hire or purchase of instruments.

*may subject to change.