Domain - Music Studies

Domain - Music Studies

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Level 1

Describe and examine three music works of varying genre
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and AS90017 have been replaced by AS91095.

10660 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe three selected music works of varying genre; and examine the three works in relation to history and society.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate rudimentary knowledge of New Zealand music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

12831 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to present: a case study of one category of New Zealand music; one aspect of the case study in detail; and an individual profile of one musician from the case study.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Sight-read music to an elementary level
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 18816 replaced unit standard 10657.

18815 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain materials of music within one genre; demonstrate ability to sight-read simple and melodic line; and demonstrate ability to identify features within a musical score.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate aural recall skills to an elementary level
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 18815 replaced unit standard 10657.

18816 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate aural recall skills, and identify music materials, through listening to music without complexity.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Aurally identify, describe and transcribe music elements from simple music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

90015 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify and describe fundamental materials of music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90016 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of music works
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 10660 have been replaced by AS91095.

90017 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores

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Version 3

91094 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 10660 and AS90017.

91095 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how music concepts are used in a music style

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Version 1

91948 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Perform music

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91949 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of music in relation to music contexts

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Version 1

91950 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Create original music

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Version 1

91951 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 2

Describe and examine four music works, and explain evaluations of performances
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and AS90270 have been replaced by AS91277.

10661 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe four music works of varying genre and era; examine the four works in relation to history and society; and explain evaluations of music performances.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand music industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91278.

12832 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe New Zealand's live music industry; describe New Zealand's recording and publishing industry; and identify and describe supporting agencies and organisations for the music industry.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of music through explanation of music materials
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and AS90269 have been replaced by AS91276. This unit standard and unit standard 18818 replaced unit standard 10658.

18817 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain pitch, rhythm, and harmony through two genres of music; explain the production of sound in music; and demonstrate knowledge of music notation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate developing musical aural recall and sight-reading skills
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 18817 replaced unit standard 10658.

18818 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate developing aural recall skills in major and minor keys, and a working knowledge of two different forms of music notation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify, describe and transcribe elements of music through listening to a range of music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91275.

90268 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate an understanding of the materials and processes of music in a range of scores
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 18817 have been replaced by AS91276.

90269 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of music works
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 10661 have been replaced by AS91277.

90270 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90269 and unit standard 18817.

91276 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of two substantial and contrasting music works

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90270 and unit standard 10661.

91277 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 12832.

91278 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 3

Demonstrate developed knowledge of music materials, and ability to read, write, and listen to music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

10659 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain materials of music within a variety of scores; demonstrate aural skills within a variety of scores; explain music notation, and demonstrate ability to notate music of a two part invention; and demonstrate developed ability to read and analyse instrumental and vocal musical lines and scores.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe, analyse, and compare six music works, and evaluate public music performances
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

10662 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and compare two music works from each of three genres; analyse the six selected works in relation to history and society; and evaluate public music performances.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge and skills for self-management and use of resources for progressing in music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

20750 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe and demonstrate self-management and use of resources for progressing in music. This unit standard is intended for people planning to commence or continue tertiary music study.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine the contexts that influence the expressive qualities of music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91423.

90497 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Compare and contrast music works
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91422.

90498 Achievement Standard 8 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research and present a music topic
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91425.

90499 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Arrange Music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 10663 have been replaced by AS91424.

90527 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate an understanding of harmonic and tonal procedures in a range of music
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91421.

90530 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90530.

91421 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse a substantial music work

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90498.

91422 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90497.

91423 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Create two arrangements for an ensemble

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90527 and unit standard 10663.

91424 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Research a music topic

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90499.

91425 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Data as at 29 June 2022