The Music Department encourages students to widen their horizons by learning a musical instrument or training their voice. The discipline, team spirit and pleasure both given and received are obvious benefits from being involved in musical activities.

Carmel’s musicians are able to take their skills beyond the music lesson and meet together in all manner of music groups from choirs to orchestras and chamber, jazz and barbershop groups to rock bands. The standard of performance achieved by pupils here is evidence enough that this work is invaluable both educationally and socially.
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Music Groups

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Music Tuition
Music Groups

During 2020

Madeleine Xiao, Year 11, passed her LTCL Level 6 Diploma in Music Performance (Piano) with Distinction, this is a huge achievement. Well done.
Year 10 students once again won awards for song writing, writing songs for the Hookline Singalong Competition

  • Highly Commended : ‘Time Of My Life’ by Tamsin Dales, Emalie Vea, Sophie Wu and Angela Nehoa
  • Highly Commended : ‘Take Me Back’ by Aaliyah Teahan, Chloe Procter and Tamsin McAsey

The Carmel Liturgy Band Lockdown Project

After being inspired by the many lockdown music videos that kept popping up on my social media feed, I contacted the girls in the liturgy band to see if they were keen to put one together.
This is the result of about 12 days work using Logic Pro, Screen flow, hours of editing and many google hangout messages back and forth. During lockdown both teachers and students have had to literally change the way they teach and learn instantly, this was a huge learning curve for me but the hard work was worth it. Enjoy!

During 2019

The Music Department had a busy year with much happening.

Year 10 Music students entered songs into the nationwide competition ‘Hookline and Singalong’.

  • Kelly Mayes won a lyric award and a Distinction for her song ‘Make Memories’.
  • Altanya Suparman, Madeleine Xiao, Lindsay Lagasca achieved a top 5 award for their song ‘Aotearoa Our Greatest Legend’.
  • Sophie Choi, Amanda Yap, Annabel O’Rourke, Calista Ngadi, Janice Sutjiadi received a Distinction and an award for outstanding arrangement of their song ‘Seasons’.

Madeleine Xiao, Year 10, competed in the Semi-final of the Wallace National Junior Piano competition where she placed in the top 15, which was a massive achievement. She also received a first place in the IRMT Elizabeth Long Piano Scholarship Competition.

Amanda Yap and Janice Sutjiadi came first place in the North Shore Youth Ministry ‘Starlight Talent’ competition.

The Senior Orchestra worked with members of the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra as part of their ‘APOPS’ scheme. They workshopped their pieces in preparation for the KBB Music Festival. This hard work paid off when they gained a Bronze Award.

The Music Department put on its annual showcase. Interest in this event was high, as usual, and the Showcase had to be split across two evenings to accommodate all the performers and audience. Many different groups participated from the Junior and Senior choirs through to acappella groups, the Combined Choir, Jazz Band, NCEA Group and solo performers.