SENIOR MUSIC BY MERYL JACKSON-KEW,
A comprehensive resource textbook for Elective Senior Music
SENIOR MUSIC is a collection of music pieces that are suitable for music study in years 10, 11 and 12. It has been designed for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate, Queensland, Western Australian, Victorian, South Australian and the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training.
Each topic explores the concepts/elements of music- pitch, duration/rhythm, texture, tone colour/timbre, structure/form, dynamics and expressive techniques as well as unity and contrast. Further exploration of each musical work is enhanced through research questions in the Musicology section of the textbook. This section requires the student to use the process of critical and creative thinking when investigating, analysing and evaluating the music. Music educators and students have options to choose which content from the textbook is relevant to their curriculum and study needs.
About the Authors
Meryl Jackson-Kew OAM
is a professional music educator, conductor of choirs and orchestras, composer and music examiner. She holds a B.Mus.B.Ed, AMusA, ATCL, MMTA, Teaching Cert. (Yamaha). Meryl has 40 years experience teaching Early Childhood Music, Secondary Music and in Tertiary Music Education. Since 1994, she has organised and co-ordinated HSC Music workshops, publishing study/skill booklets and CDs for all Music 1 and Music 2 students attending workshops. Recognition for Meryl’s work in Education, has resulted in her being honoured with two awards for Excellence in Teaching and a production team award From The National Trust for the musical Quarry (Music Direction and Orchestration). In 2016 Meryl received an Order of Australia Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours for her services to Music Education.
is a professional music teacher. He has been teaching music in Secondary Education since 2005. He currently works in a Sydney high school, teaching music to HSC level. His experience as a music educator has included teaching high school students in England. He has a Bachelor of Music Studies from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music specialising in classical guitar, a Diploma of Education (University of Wollongong) and a Diploma of Music Performance (Australian International Conservatorium of Music). Aleksandar is a guitarist and has been playing the guitar for over 25 years. He arranges and composes music and creates electronic music across a broad array of music genre. His dedication to teaching and his interest in traditional and modern music inspires him to create engaging lessons for his students.