Our A level courses are delivered by a well established, highly skilled team of subject specialists. We would be delighted to show you around the department, discuss course content, explain how we support students' learning - in and beyond the classroom, and talk about the wider musical opportunities available at
Huntington School Music Department, York
A conversation with two Huntington alumnae Kat Dixon and Lyra Shires, about their studies and hands-on experience, working in the world of Music Technology . We talk about what got them started, what inspires them, and how we in schools can provided role models and support for female students considering a
Gaming Music began life in late 1970s arcade games. Early soundtracks were limited to simple programmable sounds, which are known as chiptunes. While chiptunes continue to have a cult following today, gaming soundtracks have become so sophisticated in their use of synthesised and live acoustic forces
These sessions provide students with opportunities to access specialist equipment beyond class lessons. There will always be someone on hand to provide technical and musical support should students require it. When: Monday and Tuesday lunchtime, Tuesday and Thursday after school. Purpose: development and completion of improv/composition/arrangement work.
Choirs various, open to all kinds of voices and experience, no audition required. We sing in various combinations, sometimes by ear, sometimes from dots, always in parts. When: Female voices - Friday after school, Man Choir - Friday after school, Secret Choir (the clue's in the name....). Performing opportunities: Open
Open to all ages and abilities of clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, french horn players - small groups are created to match repertoire, and students' playing experience and skill. When: Morning registration slots and lunchtimes at a time that best suits the group members. Performing opportunities: Open evenings, Chamber concert, 'Live
Like Ravel, Debussy’s ability to paint in sound is breath-taking. Taking full advantage of the developments of the piano in the late 19th century, Debussy's musical language and approach to composition mark a significant change in approaches to harmony, tonality, sonority, and texture. Debussy's work
Technical numeracy is the understanding and correct use of numerical data as applicable to music technology tasks. This resource explores how numerical units are used in Music Technology, MIDI data, and binary data. It also investigates how to interpret information graphically, wave properties and calculations, and
Like Hitchcock and Herrmann, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman have enjoyed a highly successful, and long running film making partnership. eg. "Nightmare Before Christmas", "Batman Returns” "Sleepy Hollow" and “Alice in Wonderland”. Elfman is a self‐taught composer, with a parallel career as a rock musician.
Department staff: Tim Burnage (Music subject leader) Ian Wilson (Music Technology subject leader) Donna Stockill (KS3 and primary specialist) Liz Dunbar (York Secondary Music Pathfinder lead) In Music and Music Technology we aim to the nurture and inspire enquiring and creative minds, alongside teaching the rigours of academic study and
The taught Music curriculum at KS3, 4, and 5 is just one of three ways in which students develop as musicians at Huntington. Beyond the classroom, students can take up or continue instrumental or vocal lessons (see Tuition page) and participate in a range of co-curricular choirs, bands and ensembles