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High School Performing/ Visual Arts

High School FINE ARTS 2021-2022

702 ART I – Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Content – This course will provide creative experience with a wide variety of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and craft mediums while examining their use in historical and contemporary contexts.

703 ART II – Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Prerequisite —Art I Content – The first semester of this course will emphasize individual problem solving in applying the elements and principles of visual design to complete specific design projects. The second semester will emphasize drawing from both observation and personal imagination with a focus on the medium of the student’s choice.

704 ART III – Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Prerequisite - Art I and II Content – This course will expose students to a variety of experiences designed to orient them to the particular issues and concerns of the professional artist and designer. Emphasis is still on individual problem solving, but consideration will be toward the artist as a function of society.

721 MEN’S CHORUS - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Men - 1 cr. Content – This course is designed to develop the skill and technique necessary for good singing. Students learn to sing in unison, two-part, three-part, and four-part male harmony. Music materials are representative of different backgrounds: popular, folk, classical, patriotic, and modern music will be included. Periodic concerts are held in an effort to attain the highest degree of proficiency possible.

731 WOMEN’S CHORUS - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Women - 1 cr. Content – This course is designed to develop vocal skills in sight reading, diction, phrasing, intonation, and rhythmic response. Music materials are selected from the classic, sacred, and secular compositions and contemporary music including popular and Broadway musicals. Periodic concerts are held in an effort to attain the highest degree of proficiency possible.

741 MUSIC THEORY I - Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Content – The course is designed to give the student an understanding of music structure and the techniques used in music analysis and music composition. Student development will be enhanced through individualized study and project development in the computer lab.

751 MUSIC APPRECIATION – Freshmen - 0.25 cr. Content – This course is designed to acquaint the student with various styles and types of music ranging from the early periods of music to the contemporary. Attention will be given to American music including jazz, rock n’ roll, and the Broadway musical. Emphasis will be placed on activating the students’ perception of music through active listening. This course will meet daily for one marking period as part of the Freshman Foundations courses.

771 BAND - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Prerequisite - Student membership is selected through audition. Content – This course places emphasis upon musicianship, musical disciplines, and precise execution, both on and off the concert stage. Periodic concerts are held in an effort to attain the highest degree of proficiency possible.

775 STRING ORCHESTRA - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Prerequisite - Student membership is selected through audition. Content – This course places emphasis upon musicianship, musical disciplines, and precise execution, both on and off the concert stage. Periodic concerts are held in an effort to attain the highest degree of proficiency possible.

776 BAND/STRING ORCHESTRA - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Prerequisite - Student membership is selected through audition. Content – This course places emphasis upon musicianship, musical disciplines, and precise execution, both on and off the concert stage. Periodic concerts are held in an effort to attain the highest degree of proficiency possible. This course should be selected by students who want to participate in band and string orchestra.

777 SWING CHOIR – Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - 1 cr. Prerequisite - Student membership is selected through audition. Content – Students will develop skills in all aspects of choral singing as well as choreography, staging, set design, costumes, makeup, sound, and lighting technology.