Prerequisite: Intermediate Chorus.
Advanced Chorus is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Choral Music. Students will develop musicianship and specific performance skills through ensemble and solo singing. 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 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. 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.
This class is for the student who wishes to play a stringed instrument in an orchestra ensemble (violin, viola, cello, and string bass). Students will be required to obtain their own instrument. You may contact the music department director for more information for an instrument. This is a year-long class. Students will be taught how to read music, play music and perform music. This is a performance-based curriculum. Grading is based on playing your instrument, keeping current on assignments and daily practice schedule outside of class. Time outside the normal school day will be required if performances are out of the school schedule. A limited number of public performances serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals set forth by the teacher. Students are required to participate in performances outside the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom. Rehearsal schedules also include one day after school a week.