MUSIC COURSES FOR 2016-2017

BAND I (51041)

Recommended Grade Level: 9     Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Band I is for novice students or those with limited previous instrumental experience who wish to learn to play a band instrument. Educational emphasis is placed on instrumental technique, basic music reading and comprehension skills, independent musicianship and a basic understanding of small group ensemble music.  Literature will contain both Classical and Popular music. Students will perform both in small group ensemble projects and as a large group.  Instrumentation includes woodwind, brass, and percussion.

 

BAND II (51042)

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12 Prerequisite: Audition  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Band II is as a continuation for students with previous instrumental experience. Educational emphasis is placed on the advancement of instrumental technique, further development of music reading and comprehension skills, independent musicianship, style, and a deeper understanding of small group ensemble music, and orchestral literature.  Literature will contain both Classical and Popular music. Students will perform both in small group ensemble projects and as a large group. Instrumentation includes woodwind, brass, and percussion.

GUITAR I (51081)

Recommended Grade Level: 9 Prerequisite: None  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

This course will deliver beginning instrumental music instruction, including note reading and rhythm comprehension. Learners will demonstrate their understanding of chord symbols, music theory, and appropriate playing technique on the guitar. Students will develop their ability to read standard music notation by sightreading music examples, and develop their strumming technique by playing a wide variety of chord progressions. Ear training and aural skills will also be cultivated.

GUITAR II (51082)

Recommended Grade Level: 10-12     Prerequisite: Audition  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Guitar II is a proficient level course for students who have guitar playing experience, or have completed Guitar I. The purpose of this class is to increase the beginner guitarist’s skill level in playing a variety of musical styles while also learning the basics in music theory and introducing an overview of the history of music and its impact in a variety of cultures. Students’ skill levels will increase through learning, practicing and performing. Performances in class and in front of live audiences will be in the form of solos, duets and small ensembles. Students will learn to read notes on the treble clef staff and apply them to the guitar. Students will also learn to identify genres of music through studying examples and listening for key elements in style and presentation.

MUSICAL THEATER, COMPANY (05116)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: Audition  Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Musical Theatre is a course in which students will learn about the historical and cultural significance of selected musical theatre works.  They will explore acting, singing, dancing, rehearsal, performance and technical/design skills culminating in a staged musical performance at the end of the term.

MUSICAL THEATER, STAGE TECH AND PRODUCTION (05111)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: none    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

Musical Theatre is a course in which students will learn about the historical and cultural significance of selected musical theatre works.  They will explore acting, singing, dancing, rehearsal, performance and technical/design skills culminating in a staged musical performance at the end of the term.

SOUND PRODUCTION (05119)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12     Prerequisite: none    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "F" requirement

In the Sound Production course, students will learn how to apply their musical knowledge digitally.  Students will learn to mix, sample, record, and master tracks.  Basic music theory knowledge (rhythm, tempo/timing, and notation) is recommended as a clear understanding is vital for the course requirements.  This course is a great opportunity to gain knowledge and experience pertaining to a recording and producing career as the course studies how to use today's technology as well as professional business aspects.