The School offers all pupils from Senior 7 to UVI access to the very latest computer software and technology opportunities.
The Music Department has an Apple Mac computer suite with Logic 9, GarageBand and Sibelius 7 notation software. Each term, pupils in the Lower Senior years complete a Music Technology project: for example, composing music for a television advertisement or writing a dance music track. The teaching is an essential means of improving the creativity and enthusiasm for the subject in preparation for (I)GCSE and beyond.
Music Technology is also an essential part of the (I)GCSE and Pre-U syllabus. The School’s Recording Studio, which pupils may also sign up to use off the curriculum, is designed to help pupils experiment with and improve upon their compositional work. Here, groups and ensembles are able to make recordings and CDs. Examination candidates have opportunities to record their recitals and listen critically to their results. In this environment pupils can try out different musical ideas, record them and make judicious changes. It is all part of the Department’s aim to make music as imaginative and engaging as possible.
Music Technology is an extensive part of the Department’s Co-curricular programme. Composing Club offers pupils the opportunity to develop their skills, whether for film, television, popular or classical music and, in essence, the School aims to provide teaching and resources for any technological project or idea.