Music at the Moreton Bay Colleges

Music plays an important role in the lives of the Moreton Bay Colleges. Moreton Bay College and Moreton Bay Boys’ College share a proud culture of music and we are known in the broader community as having vibrant, diverse, quality music programmes.

Music is delivered as a single programme across both campuses, utilising the collective resources of both Colleges to provide students with the best possible music education and performance opportunities. This collaborative model allows girls and boys to interact artistically in rehearsal and performance, while at the same time retains separate, single-sex campuses for individual and class instruction. 

Research has confirmed the extensive benefits of music education in supporting the general educational development of children. Students who are engaged in music generally perform better in the core learning areas of literacy and numeracy. 

Our music programme inspires all students to reach their potential by promoting goal setting, teamwork, and self-discipline. It cultivates transferable skills in students that advantage academic performance.

The Moreton Bay Colleges, together, offer students exceptional musical experiences. Music is delivered through: Class Music, Instrumental and Vocal Tuition, Instrumental and Vocal Ensembles and Performance.

I would like to extend a warm invitation to all Moreton Bay Boys' College students to join our Music Programme.

Dr Bradley Voltz

Director of Music | The Moreton Bay Colleges

Class Music

Class Music

Class music at MBBC is an active, practical, and continuous learning experience where students make and respond to music. Students learning music listen, perform and compose through units of study specifically developed to embrace boys’ interests and learning styles. Classroom music studies align with our primary immersion programmes, and are designed and sequenced to facilitate a seamless transition into the secondary school. Music classes are available to students in every year level—including Year 12 Music Extension.

Primary immersion programme

Primary immersion programme

In Years 4 and 5, all students participate in a two-year instrumental immersion programme. Students are involved in weekly small group lessons with a specialist teacher and regular class ensemble activities. Instruments available for study include: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, french horn, euphonium, tuba and percussion.

Instrumental and vocal tuition

Instrumental and vocal tuition

At the Moreton Bay Colleges’ a team of skilled specialist teachers offer private instrumental and vocal lessons to students from Prep to Year 12. Private music lessons are available for the following instruments: Strings - violin, viola, cello, double bass; Wind - flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone; Brass - trumpet, trombone, french horn; Percussion - all orchestral percussion; Drum kit; Voice; Piano; Guitar - acoustic, electric and bass.

Ensemble programme

Ensemble programme

Our 23 performing ensembles across both campuses are open to all students who study an instrument or voice, either at the colleges or externally. Through a programme of weekly rehearsals and regular performances, students build confidence in their abilities, develop technical skills, and most importantly experience the joy of making music with others. 

Our Patron

Our Patron

The Colleges are honoured to have the support of John Curro AM MBE as Patron of Music. John Curro is both the founder and Director of Music for Queensland Youth Orchestras. Under his continuing artistic leadership Queensland Youth Orchestras is regarded as one of the leading youth orchestra organisations in Australia. Its enduring success and the quality of its members is due in large part to Mr Curro’s skills as a musician, leader, mentor and educator.

Contact our Music team

Contact our Music team

For more detailed information, or to discuss how the Moreton Bay Colleges can tailor a music programme for your child, please email us on music@moretonbaycolleges.qld.edu.au.

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