Music At DGC

"Cultivating a passion for music"

The Music department at Durban Girls’ College is a vibrant centre. We focus on cultivating a passion for music as well as providing expert tuition in a variety of genres. Music appreciation is introduced during music lessons across all three phases and girls who are interested in learning music are extended through private and group tuition in a wide range of instruments and music theory.

Practical Expression

Opportunities for the practical expression of talent are provided through activities such as choir, instrumental ensembles and orchestra, marimba and drumming groups, and individual performances.

Music Through the Phases

Junior Primary girls work through a Grade 2 and 3 Music module, which introduces them to a selection of instruments and aims to ignite an interest in learning to play one. In the Senior Primary, girls are exposed to music theory and history, as well as a wide array of musical activities and concerts. High School musicians have the option to pursue Music as a Grade 12 subject.

Performances and Tours

Our Music students are also encouraged to participate in competitions, eisteddfodau, and external music examinations such as the Associated Board of the Royals Schools, UNISA and Trinity College: London. We offer our Music students numerous opportunities to perform on a wide range of platforms. The combined choral music concerts with Clifton and the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir are regular and eagerly- anticipated fixtures on the DGC calendar. Our choirs and orchestras participate in regular music camps and their frequent tours have earned them widespread respect for their musicality and entertaining performances. Our lively marimba and drumming groups bring diversity and a contemporary feel to our music programme, as well as enormous audience appeal.