• MUSIC
  • PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES
  • CHORAL PROGRAM

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    All types and forms of music are studied and performed for the development of skills.  Seasonal and competitive concerts involving mandatory attendance are held.   ALL CHORAL COURSES:  1 credit

          Concert Choir    6532                   Mixed Choir   6536                     Women's Choir    6533            

          Advanced Mixed Ensemble              Training Ensemble                          Training Ensemble   
          Prerequisite:  Audition                    Prerequisite:  Audition                                                                                     
          Grades 10, 11, 12                          Grades 9 men, 10, 11, 12                Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
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  • INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM

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    These groups study and perform all styles and types of music to develop skills.  Four seasonal concerts, guest artists, competitions and festivals comprise the performance schedule. Participation during rehearsals, lessons and concerts is mandatory.  Lessons once weekly required.                                   

    ALL INSTRUMENTAL COURSES:  1 credit
     
    Symphonic Band    6535                            Wind Symphony     6537                             Concert Band     6531
    Advanced Ensemble                                      Intermediate Ensemble                                  Training Ensemble
    Prerequisite:  Audition                                   Prerequisite:  Audition
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                     Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                                      Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
     
     
    String Orchestra                       Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                         1 credit                 6534
    Prerequisite:  Previous experience in orchestra playing a string instrument
    This course is open to all string instrumental students.  Orchestra will perform music from various genres including classical and contemporary.
     
     
    Symphony Orchestra                 Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                         1 credit                 6538
    Prerequisite:  Audition
    This course is an advanced orchestra for the more serious string student.  The Orchestra will perform music from various genres including classical and contemporary.   Students will have the opportunity to perform both string and full orchestra music. 
     
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  • MUSIC COURSES
  • MUSIC THEORY 1

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    6530      Grade 10,11,12              1 credit              

    Recommended:  Band, Orchestra or Choir experience
     
    Course develops an understanding of basic rudiments of music and puts them to practical use.  Includes instrument transposition, ear and rhythmic training, keyboard skills and an outline of music history.
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  • AP MUSIC THEORY

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    6528         Grade 11,12                     1 credit          

    Prerequisite:  Music Theory 1

    Did you enjoy Music Theory I and want to learn more?  AP Music Theory is a college-level course for highly motivated students with a serious interest in music.  Students will complete coursework equivalent to that of a first year college course in music theory.  Course topics include musical terminology and notation, compositional skills, and analysis of aural and written music, as well as sight-singing, ear-training, and melodic and harmonic dictation practice.  This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Music Theory Exam, and students are encouraged to take the exam in May.  Successful completion of Music Theory I is a prerequisite for enrollment in AP Music Theory.  This course is combined with AVPA's AP Music Theory class.

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  • TECH IN MUSIC

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    6543         Grades 11, 12           ¼ credit          (every other day 20 weeks)

    Prerequisite: Music Theory I                                                                      
     
    This course is a hands on class that will expand your Mac skills!  Learn to compose, arrange and edit in Finale.  Create your own multi-layer tracks and record live with GarageBand.  Find out more about iTunes.  This course will also cover Audacity, iMovie and Smart Music.
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  • PIANO & GUITAR PERFORMANCE

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    6544      Grades 11, 12          ¼ credit          (every other day 20 weeks)
     
    Prerequisite: Music Theory I      
     
    Are you currently enrolled in a performing ensemble?  Have you always wished you could learn to play piano or guitar?  This course is for you!  This course is designed for students who have completed Music Theory I but have little/no experience playing piano and guitar.  Students will have basic performance skills on both instruments and present a short recital (in class) at the end of the semester.
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  • MUSIC COMPOSITION & IMPROVISATION

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    6545         Grades 11, 12                     ¼ credit                (every other day 20 weeks)
     
    Prerequisite:  Theory 1 and Tech in Music                            
     
    Did you ever wish you could create a song to the melody in your head?  This course is designed to introduce advancing music students to the creative world of composition and improvisation.  Students will develop skills in the areas of writing and performing original music.  The students will serve as the creators, critics and performers of their own material!! Students will learn the compositional elements of style and form as they explore the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic aspects of creating music.
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  • GUITAR FOR THE NON-MUSICIAN

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    6546         Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                         ¼ credit                (every other day 20 weeks)
     
    This class is an opportunity for students without performance experience to increase their knowledge and understanding of music while learning to play the guitar.  Course topics include basic theory skills and guitar performance.  No previous musical experience required!  This course may be taken with other music courses to earn a ½ or full credit in music.
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  • PIANO FOR THE NON-MUSICIAN

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    6547         Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                         ¼ credit              (every other day 20 weeks)
     
    This class is an opportunity for students without performance experience to increase their knowledge and understanding of music while learning to play the piano.  Course topics include basic theory skills and piano performance.  No previous musical experience required!  This course may be taken with other music courses to earn a ½ or full credit in music.
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