Composition and Production 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Compose music for solo and ensemble contexts
  • Create, produce, reproduce, or manipulate music using available technologies
  • Explore new musical ideas by combining genres or styles
  • Use musical vocabulary based on context
  • Examine how the body and mind work together to enhance musical composition, rehearsal, and performance
  • Employ standard or modified musical forms and structures
  • Explore selection and choice related to orchestration, instrumentation, and sound sampling
  • Explore emerging and evolving trends in music making

Reason and reflect

  • Interpret and evaluate musicians’ use of technique, technology, and environment in musical composition and production, using musical language
  • Evaluate various designs and developments in music composition and production
  • Consider the physical and aural health of musicians and audiences
  • Anticipate audience responses to a piece of music
  • Communicate and document
  • Document and compile resources that inform musical composition and production
  • Use musical symbols to enhance the performance quality of a musical composition
  • Engage with peers to provide constructive feedback
  • Collaborate to express personal voice, cultural identity, and perspective through music
  • Connect and expand
  • Evaluate and demonstrate personal and social responsibility associated with creating, performing, and responding to music
  • Make connections through music composition and production on local, national, or global scales
  • Evaluate personal, educational, and professional opportunities in music and music-related industries
  • Investigate relationships between music and personal, social, or cultural change
  • Identify and practise self-care to prevent performance-related injury
  • Safely care for and maintain electronic tools, equipment, materials, and work spaces

MediaSmarts Resources


  • musical elements, principles, vocabulary, symbols, and theory
  • techniques and technical skills to support creative processes
  • a range of current technologies
  • hardware and software used to create, record, and structure sound
  • physics and physical properties of sound and sound synthesis
  • characteristics, qualities, and limitations of instruments
  • use of movement, sound, image, and form to convey meaning in music
  • roles of performer, audience, and venue
  • global and inter-cultural musicians, movements, and genres
  • traditional and contemporary First Peoples worldviews and
    cross-cultural perspectives, as communicated through music
  • contributions of innovative artists from a variety of genres, contexts, periods, and cultures
  • history of a variety of musical genres
  • ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism
  • moral, ethical, and legal issues related to music production, duplication, and distribution
  • health and safety issues and procedures, including the impact of audio volume on aural health

MediaSmarts Resources