By: M. Nahas
Being a music IB student is great in many aspects. Firstly, because music is my passion, so I don’t really think of it as an actual lesson, but as a “fun” experience which I have every day of the week. Secondly, because I am the only student in the class. Therefore, it is basically a private lesson, and because of this, it is very productive.
Music is probably my hardest subject. Don’t fall into the trap of choosing music because you think it’s easy.
The course consists (mainly) of performance, composition, arrangement, musical theory and musical history.
Here is an outline of the course:
If you would like to take the IB Music course, you have to keep in mind that you should already have some kind of basic musical knowledge, including theory and composition. This course was not designed for pupils who have never had much contact with music.
Despite all the hard work, the IB Music course is a lot of fun. You get to make your own music without much restriction, unlike other subjects which hold you back from exploring your creativity.