The Performing Arts
The Performing Arts subjects in MYP are music and drama.
In music, the students investigate a wide variety of musical styles, including Western Classical music, world music, folk music, music theatre, music for film, contemporary and electronic music. They listen to the music, research the theory and context of the music, perform and improvise, and create their own music based on their learning. The students have the opportunity to create and perform using a wide variety of traditional instruments, such as keyboards, drums, guitars and tuned percussion, as well as technological synthesisers and sequencers on the Ipads and computers.
In drama, the students investigate the history of theatre, the technical aspects of theatre, as well as varied dramatic styles, such as monologue, mini-plays, mime, physical theatre and comedy. They improvise, create and perform in all these styles. In both art forms the students keep a process journal to record their reflections and evaluations of their work.
In MYP4 and 5 students choose between the three art forms to take for their ePortfolio.