This mixed ensemble is designed for students who enjoy singing as well as for those who are just learning about their voice and the fundamentals of music. It meets during the school day and is offered for credit each semester.
This course will develop the skill of listening intelligently to music with emphasis upon the development of music as an art. Classroom discussions, listening lessons and readings will guide the student to an understanding of various types, forms and styles of instrumental and vocal music of the world, stimulating perception and enjoyment of music. Representative works of all periods and cultures, including contemporary developments, will be studied.
Piano Keyboarding welcomes the beginner piano student. Music Theory, music notation, and music vocabulary will be discussed throughout the course. Students will be evaluated on performance as well as written assessments.
This class is for those piano/keyboard players at the intermediate and advanced levels, as well as those students who took basic keyboarding. Music Theory, music notation, and music vocabulary will be discussed throughout the course. Students will be evaluated on performance as well as written assessments.
This Advanced Placement course will be introducing and developing the student in musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. This is not just for those in band and choir. It may emphasize aspects of music, such as harmony; more often, however, it integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, and, to some extent, history and style. Musicianship skills such as dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are considered an important part of the theory course. Students are required to take the Advanced Placement Exam to receive the A.P. designation on the transcript and have the additional honor point calculated into the grade point average.