Course Decriptions

MU 0718 Class Piano I
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

This is an introductory course for students who want to learn how to play the keyboard. Students will learn how to interpret basic notation, identify musical terms and symbols and play both alone and together in a group.
This course fulfills the following School-Wide Expectations:1

MU 0721 Class Piano 2
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12  1⁄2 year .5 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Class Piano I with a "C" or better or permission of instructor
This course will be an extension of Class Piano I and will build upon the skills learned in that class. Students will continue to play both individually and as a group on more challenging and complex pieces of music.
This course fulfills the following School-wide Expectations: 1

 

MU 0710 Bel Canto
Grades 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite – Audition and permission of the choral director.
This group will consist of the finest members of the choral department and will perform advanced repertoire. A high level of choral ability is required. Only the most serious and dedicated singers will be considered, since the vocal and personals demands will be great. Note: Attendance at all after school/evening rehearsals and concerts is mandatory for all singers in every choral group. This course fulfills the following School-wide Expectations: 1, 2 and 5


MU 0716 Camerata
Grades 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite – Audition and permission of the choral director.
This advanced choral group is open only to those students who have proven their ability to perform music on an advanced level. This choir will perform in concerts in the community in addition to regular school functions. Singers should be prepared to give all the extra time necessary for these performances. New students must purchase a choir gown. Note: Attendance at all dress rehearsals, assemblies, and concerts is mandatory for all singers in every choral group. This course fulfills the following School-wide Expectations: 1,2, & 4 

MU 0711 Chorus
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite – Students must sing for the choral director and obtain permission to participate in this ensemble prior to registering for this course.
This group will be open to serious minded students who wish to have a musical experience in singing with a mixed chorus. The chorus, in addition to being an important group, will function as a training group for the more select concert choir. The chorus will perform music of a variety of styles, and learn about choral techniques and voice training. Note: Attendance at all dress rehearsals, assemblies, and concerts is mandatory for all singers in every choral group. Students in Chorus will be required to purchase a choral uniform polo shirt. This course fulfills the following School-wide Expectations: 1, 2 and 5.