The course is designed to work with students at their current skill levels. The mainstay of the course is a practicum in playing music in a group setting. In addition, students learn music theory, sound mechanics, and foundational performance skills. Participation in this course involves attending periodic lessons during the school day, either one-to-one or in a small group setting. Students will be expected to attend and perform in periodic concerts where the large band will showcase their talents.
This course will teach students to be confident in their singing voices and be able to demonstrate proper vocal techniques. Students will be able to read music, including note reading, rhythms, key and time signatures, etc. They will be exposed to choral elements, such as ensemble singing, blending, and vocal techniques. Students will sing and perform a variety of music in both formal and informal situations, both individually and in an ensemble, and they will grow a love and appreciation for music and its influence in society.
A continuation of the techniques and theory taught in Choir I.
This course is designed for students who want to further develop the power and strength of their singing voice. Students will explore all aspects of musical theater (movement, costume, makeup, monologue, ensemble) performance with an emphasis on becoming a complete musical theater performer. The students will also develop a personal portfolio of music for performance and auditions.