Somerville Secondary College

Music Composition

Featured Learning AreaArts – Music
Additional Learning AreasTechnologies – Digital Technologies
Learning Capabilities DevelopedPersonal/Social, Critical/Creative Thinking


Have you wondered why pop songs all sound so similar? Or how songwriters manage to keep coming up with new lyrics? Well, here’s your chance to find out and write your own music! In this course, you will explore a range of musical genres from pop, to blues, to rap, to classical, and even themes from movies, tv shows and video games. Find out how music and emotion are connected and why some songs make you smile and others make you cry.

After your exploration, you will get to choose a genre that really resonates with you and start to write your own music. If you play an instrument then you will learn how to play your song on your instrument. If not, then you’ll learn how to use digital technologies to bring your creation to life. This course will bring to light the fundamentals of music theory and show that the more you know, the more creative you can be.