The Junior Cycle Music course is designed to enable all students, to acquire musical skills suited to their age, varying abilities and musical experiences. To this end, music has been defined here in terms of musicality as expressed through a broad set of media and genres.
The specification for Junior Cycle Music focuses on giving students the opportunity to develop their musical knowledge, skills and cultural awareness through the practical and cognitive engagement with music. This can be achieved through the three interconnected strands: Procedural knowledge, Innovate and ideate and Culture and context. A student will experience learning in each of these three strands as they progress through their junior cycle.