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High School Fine Arts - Music

Fine Arts - Music Course Offerings
 
Concert Band, 040
Grades: 09, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1    Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition

This course is an elective subject requiring outside preparation and practice. Students will participate in marching band and concert band. Exposure to music of various periods, styles, and composers is offered. Performance in contests and concerts is required.  If enrolled in Band and Orchestra only one fee will be charged. Instrumental rental: $20.00

Jazz Band, 044
Grades: 09, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1    Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition
 
This performing group will study the different elements of jazz performance. Selection is by audition only. Students are required to participate in concerts, community performances, and festivals.

Men's Chorus, 056
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition

This chorus is an intermediate chorus for men. It is designed to acquaint the student with various styles of vocal literature through actual performance. Participation in concerts, contests, and school assemblies is required. Opportunities for participation in small ensembles are also offered.

Music Business, 057
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 
This course will investigate different opportunities in the music industry. Areas of study will include: sound systems, stage lighting, recording equipment. Students will also be required to complete projects involving, music event promotions, jingle writing, song composition, and others.

Music History, 058
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None
 
This class will study the history and development of music in our culture. Areas of study will include: Western (European) traditions, folk, rock and multi-cultural music. This course is designed for the serious music student and those considering pursuing music as a career.

Music Theatre I, 059
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

This course is for the student who is interested in musical stage performance. Classroom activities will include the history of musical theatre, scene study and performance, and the critique of various genres of musical theatre. 

Music Theatre II, 045
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Music Theatre I

 

This course is for the student who is interested in furthering their study of Musical Theatre. Classroom activities will include more performance opportunities and scene studies.  

Music Theory, 043
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: None

 

This class will study music theory, composition, and analysis. Students will also learn basic keyboard skills. This course is for the serious music student who may be considering music as a career.

Symphonic Band, 042
Grades: 09, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1    Weight Factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition

 
Band is an elective subject requiring outside preparation and practice. Students will participate in marching band and concert band. Opportunity is afforded to participation in Pep Band, Jazz Band, and small ensembles and solos. Exposure to music of various periods, styles, and composers is offered. Performance in contests and concerts are required. .If enrolled in Band and Orchestra only one fee will be charged. Instrumental rental: $20.00 

Symphonic Choir, 053
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition
 
This mixed choir is for the advanced choral student. Classroom activities will include the study of various styles and periods of choral literature. Students will have the opportunity to work with select ensembles and soloists. Students are required to attend concerts, contests, assemblies and community performances.

Women's Chorus, 054
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: .5 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition
 
This chorus is an intermediate chorus for women. It is designed to acquaint the student with various styles of vocal literature through actual performance. Participation in concerts, contests, and school assemblies is required. Opportunities for participation in small ensembles are also offered. 

Women's Chorus, 055
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit: 1 Weight factor: 1.5
Prerequisite: Audition

This chorus is an intermediate chorus for women. It is designed to acquaint the student with various styles of vocal literature through actual performance. Participation in concerts, contests, and school assemblies is required. Opportunities for participation in small ensembles are also offered.