Vocal Music Course Descriptions

A Cappella Choir-P

College Prep, Grades 9-12, Year-long
Prerequisite: Audition required and will be held at the beginning of April. 
Inspire A Cappella Choir is a contemporary singing group that is committed to excellence, creativity, and significance in singing together. You will learn how to bring out the best in your own personal voice, and how to sing in several styles including a variety of pop styles, jazz improvisation and scat singing, riff-off chord singing and improvisation, as well as contemporary classical and traditional classical choral music styles. You will also develop your ability to sing in parts, sing by ear, and read music. We have several school and community performances throughout the year. Concert attendance and community performance are a required part of this class. Choir is a class that continually builds from year to year, and is designed to be repeated.

Music Theory

Grades 9-12, year-long
Prerequisite: Completion of Piano 1A, or equivalent piano ability and teacher approval
Students will develop musical skills that will lead to a thorough understanding of music composition and music theory. Through this course of study, students will learn to analyze, synthesize and create music with an understanding of the various techniques used in Western music.

Performing Arts Foundation

Grades 9-12, Year-long

Are you interested in theperforming arts: acting, singing, dancing? Do you want to learn about drama, comedy, musical theatre, stage combat, make-up, costume design, lighting, scenic design or any aspect of stage productions? Then the Performing Arts Foundation class is for you. This class will be team taught by our performing arts staff members and will culminate in a production to show off the variety of skills you develop over the year. All that is needed is a strong desire to learn. This class is open to all grade levels and is a pre-requisite for most of the performing arts advanced classes so get started today!Freshmen may concurrently enroll in classes such as Musical Theatre 1, Theatre 1, Dance 1, and stagecraft if they want to further their exploration of the subject.
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