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BEGINNING CHORUS (First Year)    2 Credits, 2 Semesters                        Core 40, AHD, THD

Beginning Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standard for High School Choral Music. Students taking Beginning Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. The chorus may be composed of (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities in the class create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed so that students are enabled to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience.  A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. Choral repertoire should be developmentally appropriate. Additional emphasis is placed on sight-reading, critical listening skills, and vocal technique. This course may be taken for successive semesters.

Note: Public performances and additional rehearsals are a required part of this course.      

INTERMEDIATE CHORUS (2nd Year)     2 Credits, 2 Semesters                 Core 40, AHD, THD

Intermediate Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standard for High School Choral Music.  Intermediate Chorus provides students with opportunities to develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. The chorus may be composed of: (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature that is appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience.  A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. Choral repertoire should be developmentally appropriate. Additional emphasis is placed on sight-reading, critical listening skills, and vocal technique. This course may be taken for successive semesters.

Note: Public performances and additional rehearsals are a required part of this course.      

ADVANCED CHORUS (3rd and 4th year)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters              Core 40, AHD, THD

Advanced Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standard for High School Choral Music.  Students taking Advanced Chorus develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing.  The chorus may be composed of: (1) male chorus, (2) female chorus, (3) mixed chorus, or any combination thereof. Activities create the development of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature that is appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Chorus classes provide instruction in creating, performing, conducting, listening to, and analyzing, in addition to focusing on the specific subject matter. This class includes the study of quality repertoire in the diverse styles of choral literature appropriate in difficulty and range for the students. Chorus classes also provide opportunities for performing, creating, and responding to music.  Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience.  A limited amount of time, outside of the school day, may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and music goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. Choral repertoire should be developmentally appropriate. Additional emphasis is placed on sight-reading, critical listening skills, and vocal technique. This course may be taken for successive semesters.

Note: Public performances and additional rehearsals are a required part of this course.     

BEGINNING CONCERT BAND (1st Year)   2 Credits, 2 Semesters                  Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is divided into two sections, woodwinds and brass together, and percussion separate. Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom.
Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-band, concerts and extra rehearsals are a required part of this course. Pre-requisite: Students must have participated in 8th grade band or have teacher approval, guidance counselor or high school principal.        

INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND (2nd Year )    2 Credits, 2 Semesters         Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is divided into two sections, woodwinds and brass together, and percussion separate. Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature. Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. In addition, students perform, with expression and technical accuracy, a large and varied repertoire of concert band literature that is developmentally appropriate. Evaluation of music and music performances is included.  Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-bands, concerts and extra practices are a required part of this course.  Pre-requisite: Beginning Concert Band                

ADVANCED CONCERT BAND (3rd and 4th Year)    2 Credits, 2 Semesters      Core 40, AHD, THD

This course is divided into two sections, woodwinds and brass together, and percussion separate. Advanced Concert Band provides students with a balanced comprehensive study of music through the concert band, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Instruction is designed to enable students to connect, examine, imagine, define, try, extend, refine, and integrate music study into other subject areas. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including, but not limited to: (1) tone production, (2) technical skills, (3) intonation, (4) music reading skills, (5) listening skills, (6) analyzing music, and (7) studying historically significant styles of literature.  Experiences include, but are not limited to, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students are given opportunities to develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in order to connect the performer with the audience. Students also have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for dress rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities, outside of the school day, that support and extend learning in the classroom. In addition, students perform, with expression and technical accuracy, a large and varied repertoire of concert band literature that is developmentally appropriate. Evaluation of music and music performances is included. Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-band, concerts, and extra practices are a required part of this course.  Pre-requisite: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band                        

INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE  1 Credits, 1 Semesters                                   Core 40, AHD, THD

Instrumental Ensemble is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Instrumental Music. Students taking this course are provided with a balanced comprehensive study of chamber ensemble and solo literature, which develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains. Students develop and refine elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, and studying historically significant styles of literature as pertaining to chamber ensemble and solo literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Experiences include improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading. Students develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.
Note: Public performances, including parades, pep-band, concerts, and extra practices are a required part of this course. 

Pre-requisite: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band

MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION: History of Rock Music  (10, 11, 12 )  1 Credit, 1 Semester  Core 40, AHD, THD

Students taking this course receive instruction designed to explore music and major musical style periods through understanding music in relations to both Western and Non-Western history and culture. Activities include but are not limited to: (1) listening to, analyzing, and describing music; (2) evaluating music and musical performances; and (3) understanding relationships between music and the other arts, as well as disciplines outside the arts.                

MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION  (10, 11, 12)  1 Credit, 1 Semester       Core 40, AHD, THD

Students taking this course develop skills in the analysis of music and theoretical concepts. Students: (1) develop ear training and dictation skills, (2) compose works that illustrate mastered concepts, (3) understand choral and harmonic structures and analysis, (4) understand modes and scales, (5) study a wide variety of musical styles, (6) study traditional and non-traditional music notation and sound sources as tolls for music composition, and (7) receive detailed instruction in other basic elements of music. Students have the opportunity to experience live performances by professionals, during and outside of the school day.