Emmanuel College offers one of the Gold Coast's most extensive music programs, featuring a dedicated team, enthusiastic students, a diverse music curriculum, and state-of-the-art facilities that set the standard in the industry. We take immense pride in the vibrant department we have cultivated.

Music transcends the mere arrangement of notes; it serves as a medium for conveying ideas, beliefs, and emotions. Our music program is committed to providing numerous opportunities for our students to express these elements through rehearsals, workshops, competitions, and performances.

Emmanuel College students enjoy a wide array of options to engage in bands, orchestras and choirs spanning various genres, styles, and skill levels. It's worth noting that a significant number of our Year 12 graduates opt to pursue tertiary-level music studies, and we believe that our music program plays a pivotal role in preparing them for continued excellence in their chosen instruments.

Emmanuel College's Instrumental Music Program offers students the chance to participate in a diverse array of musical ensembles, both large and small. These ensembles encompass string groups, concert bands, stage bands, and a multitude of smaller musical groups, each catering to different musical interests and abilities including:

  • Junior Concert Band
  • Junior String Orchestra's
  • Junior Stage Band
  • Senior Concert Band
  • Senior Wind Symphony
  • Emmanuel Big Band
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Senior String Orchestra
  • String Ensembles
  • Various instrument specific ensembles

Emmanuel College offers an extensive Choral Music Program which extends from Year 2 to Year 12 and includes the following choirs:

  • Emmanuel Mini Minors - for girls and boys in Year 2
  • Emmanuel Singers - for girls and boys in Years 3 - 4
  • Junior Choir - for girls and boys in Years 4 - 6
  • Treblesome (Choral Excellence Program) - for girls in Years 7 - 12
  • Emmanuel Chorus - for girls and boys in Years 7-12
  • Emmanuel College Vivace - for Senior School students (auditioned)

Every student enrolled in the Choral or Instrumental Music Programs will be given the chance to enhance their musical abilities by performing a diverse selection of music. This selection is designed to expand their musical skills and introduce them to a wide array of musical genres.

The Emmanuel College music department boasts state of the art facilities including:

  • The Emmanuel College Theatre
  • Professional recording facilities
  • Sound proof rehearsal and tuition rooms

Emmanuel College offers instruction in the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) Theory or Trinity Guild. Music theory education offers students several key benefits, including improved performance comprehension, essential composition, and music analysis skills, meeting practical grade prerequisites (e.g., Grade 6 requiring Grade 3 theory proficiency), and readiness for higher music education, where theory is a core curriculum component.

For more information regarding music at Emmanuel College, please contact the Arts Administrator:

Mrs Jane Allen
07 5561 4088