In offering the CSEC Music syllabus, the Caribbean Examinations Council is providing opportunities for the development of a practical knowledge of music and of the skills of analysis that can form the basis for further studies in teaching, performing, conducting, composing and arranging, the music business and other music-related fields. The syllabus is rooted in Caribbean musical expressions, as well as in the musical expressions of other cultures. Further, the syllabus enables regional peoples to participate in the continuing development of Caribbean musical culture and to contribute to, and draw from, the pool of knowledge that constitutes world music.
The Music syllabus focuses on three major topics or profile dimensions namely:
- Listening and Appraising (LIAP)
- Performing (PERF)