Arts - Music

  • Concert Band A 08010A
    Concert Band offers all interested students with a moderate degree of proficiency on a band instrument an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied, with performances being a logical outgrowth of study including concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Previous experience playing a band instrument is required. Incoming 9th grade band students should choose this course. If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08010B - Concert Band B

    Concert Band B 08010B
    Concert Band offers all interested students with a moderate degree of proficiency on a band instrument an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied, with performances being a logical outgrowth of study including concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08010A - Concert Band A

    Concert Winds A 08015A
    Concert Winds offers all interested students, with a moderate degree of proficiency on a band instrument an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Previous experience playing a band instrument is required. Students choosing classes for 10th-12th grade should choose this class unless previously approved for Symphony Band through audition for band director. If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08015B - Concert Winds B

    Concert Winds B 08015B
    Concert Winds offers all interested students, with a moderate degree of proficiency on a band instrument an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08015A - Concert Winds A

    Symphony Band A 08020A
    Symphony Band is a study of advanced integrated instrumental music. The integrated music curriculum teaches technical, rhythmic, listening, analytical, and performance skills through literature in a historical and multi-cultural context. Symphony Band provides all interested students who play wind instruments an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of music. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition required.  Students should only choose this course with band director approval. If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08020B - Symphony Band B

    Symphony Band B 08020B
    Symphony Band is a study of advanced integrated instrumental music. The integrated music curriculum teaches technical, rhythmic, listening, analytical, and performance skills through literature in a historical and multi-cultural context. Symphony Band provides all interested students who play wind instruments an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of music. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition required. Students should only choose this course with band director approval.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08020A - Symphony Band A

    Concert Orchestra A 08030A
    Concert Orchestra offers all interested students with a moderate degree of proficiency on a stringed instrument an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied, with performances being a logical outgrowth of study including concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Previous experience playing an orchestra string instrument is required. Incoming 9th grade orchestra students should choose this class. If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08030B - Concert Orchestra B

    Concert Orchestra B 08030B
    Concert Orchestra offers all interested students with a moderate degree of proficiency on a stringed instrument an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied, with performances being a logical outgrowth of study including concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08030A - Concert Orchestra A

    Philharmonia A 08035A
    Philharmonia offers all interested students with an intermediate degree of proficiency on an orchestral string instrument, an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Previous experience playing an orchestra string instrument is required. Students choosing classes for 10th-12th grade should choose this class unless previously approved for Symphony Orchestra through audition for orchestra director. If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08035B - Philharmonia B

    Philharmonia B 08035B
    Philharmonia offers all interested students with an intermediate degree of proficiency on an orchestral string instrument, an opportunity to perform. A wide variety of music is studied. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08035A - Philharmonia A

    Symphony Orchestra A 08040A
    Symphony Orchestra is a study of advanced integrated instrumental music. The integrated music curriculum teaches technical, rhythmic, listening, analytical, and performance skills through literature in a historical and multi-cultural context. Chamber Orchestra provides all interested students who play orchestral string instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass) an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of music. Wind and percussion instruments are added for full orchestral works. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition required. If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08040B - Symphony Orchestra B

    Symphony Orchestra B 08040B
    Symphony Orchestra is a study of advanced integrated instrumental music. The integrated music curriculum teaches technical, rhythmic, listening, analytical, and performance skills through literature in a historical and multi-cultural context. Chamber Orchestra provides all interested students who play orchestral string instruments (violin, viola, cello, string bass) an opportunity to study and perform a wide variety of music. Wind and percussion instruments are added for full orchestral works. Performances are a logical outgrowth and include concerts, festivals, solos, ensembles, recitals and appearances within the community when appropriate. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08040A - Symphony Orchestra A

    Percussion A 08100A
    This class will focus on creating a well-rounded musician developing skills on all percussion instruments. Students will be expected to perform with band and orchestra ensembles at concerts, as well as develop solos and percussion ensemble pieces. Students should have previous percussion experience through middle school, or have approval of the instructor to take this course. **Pathway: Arts & Communication
    COURSE NOTE: All percussionists should sign up for this course.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08100B - Percussion B

    Percussion B 08100B
    This class will focus on creating a well-rounded musician developing skills on all percussion instruments. Students will be expected to perform with band and orchestra ensembles at concerts, as well as develop solos and percussion ensemble pieces. Students should have previous percussion experience through middle school, or have approval of the instructor to take this course. **Pathway: Arts & Communication
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08100A - Percussion A

    Chorus A 08150A
    Chorus is open to all students interested in singing a wide selection of choral literature that will include variety in form, texture and style. Beginning music theory, sight singing and vocal techniques are part of the curriculum. Performances include concerts and may include solo/ensemble programs and choral festivals. No audition is required but student must be able to match pitch. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Incoming 9th graders should choose this choir.If this music elective is a priority, please notify your counselor via email or on the course request signature form.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08150B - Chorus B

    Chorus B 08150B
    Chorus is open to all students interested in singing a wide selection of choral literature that will include variety in form, texture and style. Beginning music theory, sight singing and vocal techniques are part of the curriculum. Performances include concerts and may include solo/ensemble programs and choral festivals. No audition is required but student must be able to match pitch. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08150A - Chorus A

    Concert Choir A 08160A
    *Audition Required* Concert Choir is a select performing group for serious vocal music students. More advanced music theory, sight-reading and vocal technique are part of the curriculum and students must be able to audiate and match pitch. This choir will sing multiple-part choral literature ranging from master works to vocal jazz. Performances include concerts and may include solo / ensemble programs, choral festivals and community service activities. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition Required
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08160B - Concert Choir B

    Concert Choir B 08160B
    *Audition Required* Concert Choir is a select performing group for serious vocal music students. More advanced music theory, sight-reading and vocal technique are part of the curriculum. This choir will sing multiple-part choral literature ranging from master works to vocal jazz. Performances include concerts and may include solo / ensemble programs, choral festivals and community service activities. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition Required
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08160A - Concert Choir A

    Madrigal Choir A 08170A
    Madrigal Choir is an advanced small choral group for serious and dedicated vocalists performing at many outside choral functions. Their music ranges from madrigals and motets to pop and jazz numbers. This close knit group studies more advanced music theory and performs frequently throughout the year. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition required.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08170B - Madrigal Choir B

    Madrigal Choir B 08170B
    Madrigal Choir is an advanced small choral group for serious and dedicated vocalists which performs at many outside choral functions. Their music ranges from madrigals and motets to pop and jazz numbers. This close knit group studies more advanced music theory and performs frequently throughout the year. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Audition required.
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 9-12
    COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take 08170A - Madrigal Choir A

    Music Theory 08219
    Music Theory is designed for students interested in what makes music tick. This course includes the development of fundamental skills in ear training, dictation, sight singing, theory, harmony and analysis. History and form in music, as well as instruction in how to listen and what to listen for in various forms of music will also be included. The goal to raise the student's knowledge of musical structure to assist them in becoming a better performer. **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12

    Auditorium Technology 08310A
    Auditorium Technology is a specialized class for students who wish to learn basic electronics as applied to the auditorium. Students will learn lighting and audio techniques to be used in a variety of productions. Students will be allowed to assist more advanced "crew chiefs" in actual productions. Before/after school, evening and weekend school related performance assignments are an outgrowth of the daily classroom activity, and will be expected of the students. Students electing the auditorium technology class understand the value, necessity and responsibility for these activities and should attend assigned scheduled permits.  **Pathway: Arts & Communications
    COURSE NOTE: Speak to your counselor about this class.  This course can be repeated. 
    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: Regular GRADE: 10-12

    IBDP Music SL A/B 19820A/B-IB

    This class is a one-year college-level course, taken in 11th or 12th grade. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Students are required to take Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, or Symphony Band in 11th and 12th grade. In addition to the performing ensemble class during the regular school day, IBDP Music SL course meets 5 days a week for 45 minutes (225 minutes total) in either a partial 0 hour or 7th period.   In this course, students will cover elements of music theory, music history, world music and creating (composition, arranging, improvisation, stylistic techniques). 

    IB Music Curriculum

    COURSE NOTE: The prerequisite for this course is successful completion of two years of high school performing ensemble class (band, orchestra or choir). Private lessons are strongly recommended.  This course is available for the 2020-2021 school year, for juniors and seniors. This course is available every other year.

    This class is a one-year college-level course, taken in 11th or 12th grade. This course can be taken as part of the IB Diploma Programme OR as an individual course separate from the Diploma Programme. 

    Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. The most important aims of assessment in the Diploma Programme are that it should support curricular goals and encourage appropriate student learning. Both external and internal assessments are used in the Diploma Programme. IB examiners mark work produced for external assessment, while work produced for internal assessment is marked by teachers and externally moderated by the IB.  An optional final exam is available for college credit in the spring of senior year.

    CREDIT: 0.5 TYPE: International Baccalaureate GRADE: 11-12
    COREQUISITES: COREQUISITES: Grade 11 takes 19820A/B-IB - IBDP Music. Grade 12 takes 19820C/D-IB - IBDP Music.