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Music.

In the Fine Arts Program, students are involved in a variety of presentations: school and community displays of their art work, a major theatre production in the spring, and performances by various music groups at events and schools.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in the school music program through a variety of available courses. The main emphasis will be the development of musical skills which are then demonstrated in ensemble performances.  These will include Christmas and spring concerts, festivals, and community events. Participation in these events is considered to be a compulsory part of these programs.  Instruments are available from the school, on a first-come-first-served rental basis, for $55.00.

 

Choral Music 10, 20, 30

5 Credits per course

Students will receive instruction in vocal techniques and have the opportunity to perform in a variety of choral ensembles. A wide range of choral music is studied, including Folk, Pop, and Classical SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone) Literature. Levels 20 and 30 are a continuation of instruction and performance opportunities developed in the previous levels of Choral Music.

Prerequisite: None.

 

Creative Music 15, 25, 35

5 Credits per course

This music program is for students interested in making their own music using guitar, piano, or voice. Course work will involve Song Writing, Recording, and Performance, as well as a look at Western Music History and Music Theory. Students will work in groups and individually to create their own music and share it with an audience through opportunities to perform live and to record in our studio. Levels 25 and 35 will continue to build on the skills in the previous levels.

Prerequisite: Student must provide their own guitar.

 

Instrumental Jazz 15, 25, 35

5 Credits per course

All students who have had previous experience in trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, bass, drums or guitar are encouraged to enrol in Instrumental Jazz 15. Course work will involve the performance of jazz literature and the study of jazz history, theory and improvisation. Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35 is held in conjunction with Vocal Jazz 15/25/35. Levels 25 and 35 will continue to build on the skills developed in the previous levels of Instrumental Jazz.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Band or written consent from the Music Department.

 

Instrumental Music 10, 20, 30

5 Credits per course

All students who have previous experience on brass, wind, and percussion instruments are encouraged to enrol in Instrumental Music 10. Instruments are available from the school on a rental basis. Course work will involve theory, composition, technical studies, and performance of wind ensemble literature. Levels 20 and 30 will continue to build on the skills developed in the previous levels of Instrumental Music.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Band or written consent from the Music Department.

 

Vocal Jazz 15, 25, 35

5 Credits per course

This course is designed for those choral students looking for a challenge. Prior choral experience or an ability to read music is expected. Opportunities exist for solo and improvisation work within the performance of jazz literature. Vocal Jazz 15/25/35 is held in conjunction with Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35. Levels 25 and 35 will continue to build on the skills developed in the previous levels of Vocal Jazz.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Choral/other musical group experience or written consent of the Music Department.