Music is a continually evolving art form that reflects the experiences of the composer, performer and listener as well as the social and cultural ethos in which it was created. Music has the capacity to evoke strong responses and, although individuals respond in different ways to the same work, there are cultural and social similarities in the way that people value music. Whether we experience music through performing, composing or listening, music excites and moves us in many different ways and for many reasons.

Music at Burgmann reflects the ways that music is used in society. Students learn music through their involvement in creating, experimenting, recreating, discussing, listening and appraising music. Our music program aims to capture the interest of all students, providing them with enjoyment and sense of achievement; cater for different rates and styles of learning; to satisfy and extend students with more developed musical knowledge and skills. We realise that music is emotionally and intellectually engaging and strive to develop each individual's musical potential and appreciation.

In addition to the classroom music program, interested students may also choose to participate in the Instrumental Program and cocurricular ensembles.

Instrumental Music Program

The instrumental program is open to students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Through this program private music tutors offer instrumental lessons during school hours. Professional tuition is available in a range of instruments including:

  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Classical Guitar
  • Contemporary Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Percussion (including drumkit)
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • French Horn
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon

External examinations are available through a number of examining bodies.

If you wish to enrol your child in the Instrumental Program in 2018, please complete the New Instrumental Student Form 2018 and return it to the Music Office or via email to by the due date. If a New Instrumental Student Form is submitted after the due date, your child's name will be placed on a waiting list for a place with an appropriate tutor. Please direct enquiries to the Music Administrator

Co-curricular Ensembles

Our co-curricular music program is open to all students in Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. Rehearsals begin in Week 3 of Term 1. Auditions for Rock Band and Chamber Choir will be held in the first rehearsal each semester.

Ensemble opportunities are listed here.