Welcome to a world where music is not merely a subject but the heartbeat of Brighton College Vietnam’s educational ethos. Guided by the passion and expertise of Mr Canice Gleeson, our Director of Music, we have woven an exceptional music curriculum that serves as a catalyst for academic excellence and personal growth. Esteemed institutions, including MIT, recognize music’s profound impact on developing critical skills like language comprehension, spatial-temporal reasoning, and mathematical prowess.
Journey through Our Music Curriculum: Our music curriculum at Brighton College Vietnam is a dynamic and expansive journey from Year 1 to the IBDP, meticulously crafted around the core elements of Listening, Performing, and Creating.
- Early Years (KS1): Here, our pupils begin their musical exploration, learning foundational concepts like beat, rhythm, and pitch. This stage is crucial for building a solid base and instilling a love for music from a young age.
- Middle Years (KS2): As pupils progress, the curriculum expands to introduce a diverse range of music styles and sounds, broadening their musical horizons and fostering cultural appreciation. This phase is essential for developing a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of global musical genres.
- Intermediate Stage (KS3): The programme intensifies, with pupils engaging in in-depth discussions about music, interpreting its messages, and expressing their creativity through improvisation and composition. This stage is pivotal for enhancing their analytical and creative skills.
- Senior Years (IGCSE and IBDP): A significant shift occurs as pupils delve into complex academic concepts, including music theory, sociocultural and political expression through music, and advanced aural awareness skills. This level also focuses on refining composition skills in songwriting and complex solo and accompaniment arrangements.
- Instrumental Progression: Pupils cover a variety of instruments of increasing complexity, from tuned and untuned and percussion to strings and winds. This steady progression develops both their technical prowess and a nuanced understanding of different musical instruments.
- Advanced Techniques: As pupils reach the senior school, our curriculum incorporates elements like orchestration, music arrangement, and technology in music, including the use of software for composition. These skills are crucial for navigating the modern digital music landscape and prepare pupils for potential careers in music and related fields.
This comprehensive and evolving curriculum not only equips our pupils with exceptional musical skills but also ensures they are well-prepared for the future, both academically and personally. At Brighton College Vietnam, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of musicians and music enthusiasts who appreciate the universal language of music.
A School That Sings Together: Our “singing school” philosophy brings together pupils, teachers, and leaders in a harmonious blend of voices, celebrating music at every turn. Our annual events, like the Christmas Concert and Grand Opening, are not just events but milestones of our collective musical journey.
Unique Features of Our Programme:
- Diverse Co-Curricular Opportunities: From choirs to symphony orchestras and rock bands, our co-curricular and enrichment programme is designed for every musical inclination, nurturing budding musicians in their chosen field.
- Instrumental Music Tuition (IMT): Led by globally acclaimed instructors, our IMT programme offers personalized lessons across a spectrum of instruments, setting the stage for pupils to excel in prestigious music examinations and bolstering their university applications. Within the IMT program, pupils experience remarkable growth, often advancing to participate in formal examinations administered by esteemed bodies such as Trinity College London, Rock School, London College of Music, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Success in these examinations not only demonstrates their musical expertise but also significantly boosts their academic portfolios, laying a strong foundation for their future educational endeavours.
- State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our music wing, with 20 individual practice rooms, a Band room, and an elegant Recital Hall, is at the forefront of music education. Our dedicated music IT suite merges traditional education with digital composition, preparing pupils for the future of music.
- Visionary Leadership: At the core of our extensive music curriculum stands Mr. Gleeson, an exemplary music director boasting over 28 years of expertise in music education and performance. With a profound belief in music as one of the most enriching academic pursuits, Mr. Gleeson endeavours to ignite pupils’ full potential, cultivating a culture centred on creativity, collaboration, and musical excellence.
Join Our Melodious Journey: At Brighton College Vietnam, we don’t just teach music; we inspire a lifelong love for it. Mr Gleeson’s vision is for every pupil to not only master an instrument but to be part of an ever-growing ensemble of diverse musical talents.
Discover the harmony of music and education at Brighton College Vietnam. Contact us or visit our campus to experience the magic of music firsthand. Enrol now and become part of a community where education and music create a symphony of excellence.