1 Sep 2016

Music in schools would provide career options

From , 5:03 am on 1 September 2016

A Pasifika choir's contract to work on the Disney film Moana could change educators minds about offering music as a secondary school subject.

The University of the South Pacific's choir, Pasifika Voices, secured a contract to sing on the soundtrack for the film Moana - a musical fantasy that follows a young navigator's journey across the South Pacific to find a fabled island.

The head of performing arts at the university, Igelese Ete, says music is considered an extra-curricular activity and isn't offered in secondary schools.

He told Daniela Maoate-Cox theoretical knowledge would help students turn their talent into a career.