Music at Westlake Girls
Westlake Girls is proud of its vibrant and busy Music Department with many and varied co-curricular ensemble groups that contribute to its longstanding reputation for excellence. Each Premier ensemble group has a development pathway leading in, ensuring that every young musician is developed, whatever their starting level. Our association with Westlake Boys High School allows us to cooperate in numerous mixed ensembles, providing socialisation through music making. For many years the Westlake schools have dominated regional and national music competitions as well as achieving great success in many international competitions.
Itinerant Instrumental and Vocal Music Lessons 2024
Expressions of Interest Now Open
Expressions of Interest are now open for Instrumental and Vocal Music lessons for 2024.
Please complete the expression of interest form (link below), and you will be emailed the relative information, fees and conditions with a further link to the contract.
Year 9 Music Academy
Year 9 Music Academy is a full year specialist music course catering for experienced musicians who are currently learning a musical instrument (including voice). Students develop ensemble awareness by performing in a class orchestra, vocal ensembles, small chamber groups, and pop rock bands. Music Academy offers an extension level of practical music-making (theory and composition) and musicianship (theory and aural skills). There are performance opportunities at school events, community concerts, and local music festivals and students will attend a live orchestra performance.
Year 9 Music Academy replaces Year 9 Core Music and 3 other option subject rotations. Please apply below:
Check out Westlake for yourself
If you’d like to experience music at Westlake, our fabulous video is well worth a watch.
SOUNZ – the Centre for New Zealand Music features videos some of Westlake’s performances over the past few years. SOUNZ facilitates recording and promotion of New Zealand orchestral works for school and non-professional orchestras. You can see the videos here. You can also watch a clip of Cantare performing at the National Finale of The Big Sing in 2019 where they won Gold.