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Music (A, E)

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American Music of the 20th Century - Course #1354 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This course will study the history of popular music in America, from pre-rock influence, such as ragtime and blues, through today’s multi-billion dollar music industry. Students will be asked to think critically about the influence that popular music has had on American culture, politics, and society throughout the second half of the 20th century. The class will focus on music from specific geographical regions, major record labels, specific genres of popular music, and important historical events. This is an academic class. No musical training or background is required.

Band 2 - Concert - Course #1346 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition/Interview
This intermediate-level band course encourages increased technical and expressive musical proficiency through performance and the study of music. Marching band may be part of the course requirement during marching season. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. If available, an oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, baritone horn, euphonium, or tuba may be rented at the school for a nominal fee.

Band 3 - Jazz - Course #1348 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition/Membership in Band 2 - Concert or Band 3 - Symphonic may be required
This course is open to students whose interests are in performing jazz, rock, Latin and related music literature. The group is designed to provide fundamental knowledge of this music through performance. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Band 3 - Symphonic - Course #1349 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition/Interview
This advanced course performs varied, advanced-level music. Marching band may be part of the course requirement during marching season. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. If available, an oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, baritone horn, euphonium, or tuba may be rented at the school for a nominal fee.

Bell Choir - Course #1337 | Credit (E) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is designed to teach the coordination and performance of the English handbells. Knowledge of music (i.e., note values and note names) is preferred, but not required. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Choir 1 - Tenor/Bass - Course #1332 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This music course is open to all students with a vocal range of tenor or bass. Ability to match pitch may be helpful. Two, three, and four-part music is performed at various concerts. Primary consideration is given to part-singing, good vocal production, and the rudiments of music. Rehearsals and performances outside of the class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Choir 1 - Soprano/Alto - Course #1333 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This music course is open to all students with a vocal range of soprano or alto. Two, three, and four-part music is performed at various concerts. Primary consideration is given to part-singing, good vocal production, and rudiments of music. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Choir 2 - Mixed - Course #1334 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This vocal music course covers three and four-part music and a review of singing fundamentals. Approval of the instructor may be required. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Choir 3 - Concert - Course #1335 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition
This course is designed to help students gain more experience and understanding of choral music, as well as to increase their techniques of singing by learning and performing more challenging choral literature. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Choir 3 - Madrigals - Course #1336 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition/Membership in Choir 3 - Concert may be required
This course is composed of a select group of experienced and knowledgeable singers. Emphasis is on performance and choral literature. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Guitar 1 - Course #1330 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
May require a workbook and/or CD
This course provides opportunities for students to develop their musical potential and aesthetic understanding through learning to play a guitar. Emphasis will be placed on playing position, tone production, fundamental technique, simultaneous playing and singing, reading music, and composing songs/lyrics. Knowledge and skills will include experiences in singing, playing, listening, and connecting to cultures. Instrument required.

Guitar 2 - Course #1331 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Guitar 1 or equivalent/May require a workbook and/or CD
This course is designed to provide guitar students with more advanced strums, bar chords, and melodic playing. Instrument required.

Guitar 3 - Course #1338 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition/Interview
This advanced course focuses on varied, advanced-level music. Guitar ensemble music will be rehearsed in a group or “choir” setting. Different genres of music will be studied, including classical, jazz, modern contemporary, reggae, and rock. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade. Instrument required.

Marching Band Auxiliary - Course #1351 | Credit (E) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is designed for students who wish to perform, using flags and other props, with the high school marching band. Emphasis is on growth and technical skill. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirements and constitute a portion of the grade. Audition may be required.

Marching Band - Large Ensemble - Course #1350 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Concert/Symphonic Band or Percussion Ensemble membership may be required
This course is designed for students who will perform music at field shows, football games, parades, festivals, and competitions.

Music Composition (MIDI) - Course #1353 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This is an individualized semester course in the use of technology in music. The class will focus on electronic sequencing (multi-track recording), and computer-assisted music writing. This is a hands-on course in the use of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). Students need basic skills in piano, computer, reading, and understanding musical notation and symbols.

Music Independent Study - Course #1328 | Credit (E) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is designed for students who want to practice individually with the aid of a music instructor. An opportunity is provided for students to practice for private lessons, solos, ensembles, and for performing groups.

Music Theory AP - Course #1329 | Credit (A) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval/May require a workbook
This course is designed for students who are college-oriented and choose to participate in the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Elements include music theory, history, composition, and analysis. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the (AP) exam.

Orchestra 1 - Course #1347 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
This course is designed to assist individuals interested in playing a violin, viola, cello, or string bass. Students work in group situations suitable to their ability. Emphasis is on growth in technical proficiency, orchestral literature, and performance. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Orchestra 2 - Course #1303 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This is an intermediate-level orchestra class focusing on intermediate-level literature for orchestra. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirements and will constitute a portion of the grade. Practice outside of class time with instrument is required. If available, a viola, a cello, or a string bass may be rented from the school for a nominal fee.

Orchestra 3 - Course #1304 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval (Audition and/or interview possible)
This is an orchestra class focusing on advanced-level literature for orchestra. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and will constitute a portion of the grade. Practice outside of class time with instrument is required.

Percussion Ensemble - Course #1352 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course is designed for students to perform as a percussion ensemble as well as possibly performing with concert band, marching band, symphonic band, and in pep band activities. Students with drum or mallet percussion experience (i.e., marimba, xylophone, and bells) are encouraged to improve their skills in a large-group setting. Rehearsals and performances outside of class time are part of the course requirement and constitute a portion of the grade.

Vocal Technique 2 - Course #1341 | Credit (A) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Audition/Interview
This course is for students who have some experience singing but who are not interested in participating in choir performances. However, they are interested in improving their vocal technique with the help of a qualified vocal coach. Students will receive group instruction and have individual practice time to work on solo materials. Students will perform for and be critiqued by other class members. A variety of vocal styles will be explored.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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