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Music Elective Programme

The Music Elective Programme (MEP) is offered by the Ministry of Education to enable musically inclined students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in music and hone their abilities in listening, creating, performing and research. It aims to equip our young musicians with musical knowledge and a diverse range of skills, putting them in good stead to fulfil musical aspirations.

Beyond classroom learning, the enriching curriculum provides our students with opportunities for hands-on music-making, access to specialised facilities and learning opportunities with professionals in the creative industries. They will also enjoy opportunities to learn and collaborate with MEP students from other schools.

Key Understandings

  • Musical elements as the building blocks of music (melody, rhythm, texture, instrumentation, harmony, form etc.)
  • Music-making involves creative and critical thinking
  • Music is an expressive medium to communicate ideas and emotions
  • Music is a universal language that connects cultures
  • Music is a reflection and/or reaction to societal realities
  • Music has the power to influence and effect social change











Learning Outcomes

  • Apply musical skills, knowledge and understanding to make connections between listening, creating and performing
  • Develop skills to communicate, collaborate and express musical ideas and understanding
  • Develop critical and creative thinking in music
  • Develop an enduring understanding and appreciation of the diverse local and global musical cultures
  • Become independent learners with inquiring and innovative minds through reflective practices in music
  • Cultivate an informed and life-long appreciation for music and be actively involved in the arts















Programmes

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

History

  • Elements of Music
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Baroque Period
  • Ethnic Music (I)

History

  • Classical Period
  • Ethnic Music (II)

History

  • Romantic Period
  • Jazz

History

  • 20th Century Music
  • Pop Music

Harmony

  • Harmony Principles (I)
  • Composition (I)

Harmony

  • Harmony Principles (II)
  • Composition (II)

Harmony

  • Harmony Principles (III)
  • Composition (III)

Harmony

  • Harmony Principles (IV)
  • Composition (IV)

Aural Skills

  • Pitch (I)
  • Rhythm (I)

Aural Skills

  • Pitch (II)
  • Rhythm (II)

Aural Skills

  • Pitch (III)
  • Rhythm (III)

Aural Skills

  • Pitch (IV)
  • Rhythm (IV)

Performance

  • Individual (I)
  • Ensemble (I)

Performance

  • Individual (II)
  • Ensemble (II)

Performance

  • Individual (III)
  • Ensemble (III)

Performance

  • Individual (IV)
  • Ensemble (IV)