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Music

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Chorale

Course #: FA501SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

This is a full year course for beginning level choir students who want to improve upon their music note reading skills, pitch matching, or basic singing skills. Students will learn proper singing technique, note reading, sight singing skills and performance practice.

Concert Choir

Course #: FA502SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Audition Only

This is a full year course for students with singing experience. Enrollment in all three semesters is required. Students must be committed to singing various genres of choral music, learning note reading, pitch matching, and basic singing skills. Students must attend numerous performances, including four evening concerts. Students will attend competitions and must provide a portion of their concert uniform.

Bell So

Course #: FA506SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Audition Only

This class is for treble (high) voices only. This choir is more advanced than Chorale and is a great way to prepare if you would like to join Concert Choir or RavenSong in the future. In this class, we will explore treble repertoire and move into more complex music literacy and intermediate singing skills. Students will learn proper singing technique, note reading, sight singing skills and performance practice.

RavenSong (Early Bird)

Course #: FA504SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Audition Only, Co-enrollment in Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble

This is the most advanced ensemble of singers and is a full year course. Students in RavenSong will be selected through an extensive audition process (contact GS for more info). This group performs with Concert Choir, as well as providing entertainment for numerous school and community events throughout the year. RavenSong students are required to perform at numerous events, both during the school day and outside of school hours. Reliable attendance and grades are crucial in this class. Students in RavenSong must also be enrolled in Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble.

Symphonic Band

Course #: FA600SSA

Length & Credit:3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Previous band experience, Instructor approval

This course will provide the student with an increasing knowledge, attitude and technical ability to participate in high school level performance groups. Students in Symphonic Band can expect to enjoy music through active participation. The emphasis of the class will be on continuing to develop instrumental techniques, and sensitive ensemble playing. Students will also learn more about music theory, history, and a variety of music literature. Performance opportunities will include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, and selected athletic events.

Wind Ensemble

Course #: FA601SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Previous band experience, Instructor approval

This course will provide the student with advanced knowledge, attitude and technical ability to participate in high school level performance groups. Students in Wind Ensemble can expect to enjoy music through active participation. Membership generally will be sophomores through seniors, but may include freshmen. Membership is also through the demonstration of advanced musical ability. The emphasis of the class will be on the continued development of instrumental techniques, and mature ensemble playing. Students will learn to communicate to the audience through advanced mastery of performance skills. Students will also learn more about music theory, history, and a variety of music literature. Performance opportunities will include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, and selected athletic events.

 

AP Music Theory

Course #: FA603SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9,10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: None

The AP Music Theory course corresponds to one or two semesters of a typical introductory college music theory course that covers topics such as musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. Musicianship skills, including dictation and other listening skills, sight singing, and harmony, are considered an important part of the course. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of tonal music that are heard or presented in a score. Development of aural skills is a primary objective. Performance is also part of the curriculum through the practice of sight singing. Students understand basic concepts and terminology by listening to and performing a wide variety of music. Notational skills, speed, and fluency with basic materials are also emphasized. This class provides students with the opportunity to develop, practice, and master music theory skills essential to success in post-secondary music theory course work. The course seeks to instill mastery of the rudiments and terminology of music, including hearing and notating the following: Pitches, intervals, scales and keys, chords, meter, and rhythm.

Jazz Ensemble (Early Bird)

Course #: FA602SSA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credit/ SA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Currently in a performing group, instructor approval

This course is an upper level-performing group devoted to the student and performance of jazz styles of music. Students will study various scales and chord structures with individual improvisation in mind. Time will be devoted to developing appropriate interpretation skill for different types of “big band” jazz: ballads, swing, and blues. The students will learn skills and develop attitudes that they will find useful in recreational and professional endeavors.