The Narangba Valley State High School Music Developmental Academy program caters for students with a passion for music. Students elect to audition for the program by preparing two performance pieces, sitting a short aural skills test, followed by an interview to consider their suitability. Students are expected to immerse themselves in activities that will contribute to their musical development such as school ensembles (Concert band, Symphonic Wind, String ensemble, Dixie Band and Stage Band) as directed by their conductor. Personal instrument practice is essential to musical development and must be maintained. A consistent routine of 15-30 minutes per day or at the very least every second day is suggested.
The program focuses on several areas of development within the curriculum that are also assessable, including music composition, analysis and performance. Students will become familiar with, and are encouraged to become adept at computing knowledge and practice. The use of email, online research, preparation of tasks, electronic workbooks and in some year levels submission of draft and homework electronically may be required. In addition all students should a have a flash drive or USB for classroom use.
As part of the Music Developmental Academy students will also have the opportunity to audition for school musicals, Creative Generations State Schools On Stage, the Queensland Conservatorium of Music State Honours Ensemble Program as well as compete and perform at various events, as part of school ensembles, including Music Fest, Fanfare, Jazzin’ up the Mall, the Ekka and School Music Tours.
The Head of Performing Arts is Kath Wallace.