We are delighted to announce that Music Technology will be added to the Queen Anne's Sixth Form curriculum for September 2022.
A Level Music Technology
Music Technology A-Level is an alternative route into further music education, with a focus on recording, producing and writing music through technology. The course provides an understanding of how recording studios work, production techniques, such as editing and mixing, and the principles of audio technology. Music Technology enables musical creativity through mediums beyond classical music traditions, as well as an appreciation of the music industry. Students of Music Technology at Queen Anne’s will make use of the fantastic music department facilities including the Mac suite and recording studio, using Logic Pro as a their primary digital audio workstation.
To give students excellent skills in recording, listening, analysing and production of musical performances using technology.
Syllabus - Edexcel 9MT0
Component 1 - Recording (20%)
Students will develop skills as a producer and sound engineer, learning how successfully capture audio in the recording studio using a range of microphones and audio capture. Students will then learn how to process and edit audio, producing a professional final mix.
Component 2- Technology Based Composition (20%)
Students will learn how to create, manipulate and structure sounds to write technology-based composition. Students will develop skills in a range of audio manipulation techniques such as sampling, synthesis, sequencing, drum programming, combining this with use of musical elements in order to create a convincing final composition.
Component 3 - Listening and Analysing (25%)
Students will be assessed on recording and production techniques by listening and analysing commercial recordings under examination conditions. Questions will focus on all areas of study and will require a combination of short and long written responses.
Component 4 - Analysing and Producing (35%)
Students will use their knowledge of recording ad production techniques to edit, mix and produce material set by the exam board in a practical examination. This will include a written response where students will focus on a specific signal process, hardware unit or effect.