Music Specialist Program

Education Department Specialist Program

Our Specialist Music Program is a Department of Education Approved Specialist Program.

We have a rich and proud history of music accomplishment at the College. The program was introduced in 1966 and has grown to offer music to John Forrest Secondary College students as well as those from local primary schools.

Students have access to dedicated music classrooms and newly refurbished practice rooms.

The Specialist Music Program includes:

  • Development of advanced music theory and performance skills.
  • Weekly lessons with an Instrumental Music Services teacher.
  • Regular home practice.
  • Participation in two ensembles outside of class time.
  • The opportunity to attend a variety of extra music activities and concerts during the college year.
  • Music camps and public performances.

Students are expected to maintain a high level of achievement in Music and all other learning areas.

This prestigious program is supported by patron, Ashley Smith - a former John Forrest student who has achieved international acclaim as a bass clarinetist and clarinet player. Ashley is Assistant Professor/Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance at UWA School of Music and is an excellent role model.

Students have the opportunity to regularly perform in the following events:

  • ABODA Band Festival
  • WA Classical Guitar Festival
  • WA Contemporary Music Festival
  • John Forrest Concerts (three times per year)
  • Productions
  • Assemblies

For more information or to request an application form please phone (08) 9473 4029.