The Music Acceleration program is an intensive course that provides students with the opportunity to extend upon their highly developed music knowledge and performing skills gained throughout the primary years of education.
This program provides an opportunity for students to access an accelerated Music pathway commencing in Junior Secondary.
One of the benefits of being involved in the Music Acceleration course is the opportunity to work with other students who have a passion for, and talent in, Music.
Successful applicants will study Music in addition to their other subjects gaining a rich historical, cultural and contemporary approach to studying, analysing and making music. Students who successfully complete the Junior Secondary Music Acceleration Program will complete their Senior Music studies in Year 11 and may choose to study Music Extension in Year 12.
Course requirements: Students need to play a musical instrument whether it is strings, woodwind, brass, percussion or voice. Students need to be academically able to meet the demands of the program as well as maintain their other subjects. Junior Secondary Music Acceleration students must also be enrolled in the Co-curricular Music Program.
Preparatory courses: We are proud to provide a unique Preparatory Program for each student successful in obtaining a place in each of our distinct Junior Secondary Programs of Excellence. These transition programs aim to support our prospective Year 7 students to meet other students who will be enrolled the following year, connect and collaborate as a group and, more importantly, begin learning the fundamental skills they will develop as these courses continue throughout their Junior Secondary years.
Students are required to complete a Music Acceleration Application and will be notified if they have been shortlisted.
To be considered for enrolment at Indooroopilly State High School and our Programs of Excellence, please download and complete our Enrolment Pack (PDF, 3.2MB). Submit the completed pack, including all supporting documents, as outlined on the enrolment checklist at the front of the pack.
For further details please contact Tammy Gilmore, Head of Department – The Arts, on email@example.com.
For more information please download the school’s 2021 Co-Curricular Music Handbook.
ISHS Special Programs Brochure (PDF, 619KB)2022 Programs of Excellence Entry Requirements (PDF, 204KB)
2023 Programs of Excellence Entry Requirements (PDF, 159KB)
Alumni Profile: Adelina Martinez
Adelina, who graduated from Indro in 2014, is a musician, educator and entrepreneur. She studied English, Mathematics A, Spanish Acceleration, Film and Television, Music, and Music Extension in Senior Secondary.
“All of these subjects had an element of written work and time management, which are skills that I now use every day.”
Read Adelina’s Alumni Profile.