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Cottesmore Academy


Our Vision and Aims:

  • The ability to perform, listen to, compose, review and evaluate music on their own and with others

  • An excellent knowledge of a range of music from different historical periods, genres styles and traditions including knowledge of works of great composers and musicians

  • The ability to sing confidently with others

  • To have had the opportunity to learn a musical instrument for at least a term

  • A clear understanding of the inter-related dimensions of music: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations

  • An extensive range of musical knowledge and vocabulary

  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations including composition and performance

  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to develop their understanding of music.

  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about different musical styles and genres

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