Advanced Music Theory and Composition 373

This course is designed specifically for the academically gifted music student. Its content is a continuation of Music Theory and Composition 283 with a focus on arranging, orchestrating, and composing. Prerequisite: AP Music Theory and Composition 283 OR Permission...

AP Music Theory and Composition 283

This course is designed specifically for the academically gifted music student. Its content is a continuation of the harmonic principles taught in Music Theory 161 with a focus on the art of composition. This course emphasizes skills and content required to perform...

Bel Canto Chorale

Treble voices comprise this advanced level chorus. The students have successfully completed a beginning and/or intermediate level chorus. Moderate to difficult music is performed; students are required to participate in all departmental concerts and their attendant...

Concert Band

This is a performing ensemble composed of students who have some technical proficiency on their instrument. Standard concert band literature of a moderate level is rehearsed and performed. Through sectional and individual guidance,students are encouraged to develop...

Freshman Marching Band

Incoming freshmen band students should register for this course. The band rehearses and performs a variety of literature ranging from marching band to symphonic band. Students are expected to perform with the marching band, concerts and events as assigned by the...

Glee Club

The only prerequisite of this treble-voice ensemble is a desire to sing. Unison to four-part music is performed, and students are required to perform in four departmental concerts and their attendant...

Guitar 161

This is a multi-level guitar class for beginners through advanced. No prior musical knowledge or playing experience is required. Basic guitar playing technique, including tuning, note reading and chord playing is included. Grades are based on knowledge of the guitar...

Instrumental Exploration 163

This is a course for the student with no previous training. Instruction is available for any band or orchestra instrument. Beginning stages of tone production, fingerings, pitch discrimination, rhythmic interpretation, note reading and musical expression are taught....

Jazz Bands

These before-school classes will meet throughout the year. Basic fundamentals of the jazz idiom will be studied, and performance is the course’s goal. Prerequisite: Students will be placed in either Jazz Lab Band or Jazz Ensemble by the director through...

Master Singers

This mixed-voice ensemble is the most advanced curricular choral group in the school; advanced literature is performed, and students are required to participate in all departmental concerts, music contests, and concert tours. Prerequisite: Placement in Master Singers...

Music Production and Technology 163, 263

Students in Music Production and Technology will learn to utilize synthesizers and samplers on a variety of digital audio workstations (DAW). Modern digital recording techniques are learned through hands-on experience in the classroom. Students will use skills learned...

Music Theory 161

An accelerated study of the basic principles of music theory: notation, scales, keys, harmony, melody and four-part writing, form, ear training, sight singing and harmonic analysis. A brief overview of music history from medieval to contemporary times is also...

Orchestra-String Ensemble

This ensemble is for freshmen and other students continuing to develop fundamental musicianship and technique. String Ensemble rehearses and performs a wide variety of string literature. Occasionally, this ensemble will combine forces with the Symphony Orchestra for a...

Premier Chorus

Premier Chorus is an intermediate voice ensemble. During the school year the student will rehearse and perform choral literature representing varied styles, genres and cultures. Each student in Premier Chorus is required to perform in four major concerts per year and...

Symphonic Band Marching Band

This large ensemble begins with the fall marching season, and continues with the winter/spring concert season. Music literature of a medium-advanced level is rehearsed and performed. Each member performs in major concerts and special programs during the school year....

Symphonic Orchestra

Symphonic Orchestra is an advanced performing group. A wide variety of music is studied and performed including string literature and full symphonic music utilizing winds and percussion from the band. Solo and ensemble experience is available in this class. All string...

Symphonic Winds Marching Band

The ensemble begins with the fall marching season, and continues with the winter/spring concert season. It is composed of students who have attained a high degree of proficiency on their instruments. Music literature of an advanced level is rehearsed and performed....

Titan Chorus

All freshman students with bass or tenor voices are invited to enroll in Titan Chorus. Unison to four-part male chorus music is performed, and students are required to participate in all concerts and...