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Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

For F–10 curriculum area advice to support remote learning, see Curriculum advice for remote and flexible learning for this curriculum area.

Overview of Music

In Music, students listen to, compose and perform music in a wide range of styles from diverse cultures, times and locations. Listening underpins all music learning. Students compose and perform music using the voice, body, instruments, found sound sources, and digital technologies. As composers, they create music in different styles and forms exploring personal interests and given ideas. Students develop their ability to identify and describe, using terminology and symbols (notation), aspects of the music they listen to, compose and perform. Learning through Music is a continuous and sequential process, enabling the acquisition, development and revisiting of skills and knowledge with increasing depth and complexity. In Music, students’ exploration and understanding of the elements of music, compositional devices, musical conventions, styles and forms expands with their continued active engagement with music.

The Music curriculum can be accessed via the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website 

To learn about key components of the Music curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Music


Margaret Arnold, Music Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1681 or email the Music Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

Association of Music Educators (aMuse)

Australian Society of Music Education