Course Descriptions - Music

BAND 8 (MMU--08)

Concert Band 8 welcomes all students who play or wish to learn how to play a musical instrument.  The objective of this course is to have students develop and improve playing skills on concert band instruments.  Students will play in a variety of musical styles and perform concerts throughout the year.  Regular home practice and attendance at rehearsals and concerts are considered part of this course.

 

CHOIR 8 (MCC 08)

This course is open to any students who wish to sing.  Various musical styles will be explored including classical, pop, jazz, and folk, to name a few.  Students will learn vocal techniques and the enjoyment of singing together will be promoted.  Attendance at concerts and rehearsals is considered a part of the course.

 

BAND 9 (MMU--9)

BAND 10 (mMCB-10)

(Open to all grade 9 and 10 students)

Concert Band 9 and 10 welcomes all students who play or wish to learn how to play a musical instrument.  Students will develop and improve playing skills on concert band instruments while studying music in a variety of styles.  Playing skills as well as knowledge of music theory and history will be emphasized.  Regular home practice and attendance at rehearsals and concerts are considered part of this course.

 

BAND 11 (MIMCB11)

BAND 12 (MIMCB12)

This class will join with the Band 10 students to create a Senior Concert Band.  Students should have completed at least two years of previous instruction.  Those with less experience should consult with the instructor to ensure that they will gain a positive experience from this senior level ensemble.  A wide variety of repertoire will be introduced in order to enable students to reach their full potential as musicians.  Attendance at concerts and rehearsals is considered a part of the course.

 

JAZZ BAND 9 (MJB-9)

JAZZ BAND 10 (MMJB-10)

This is a course for students who have previous band experience.  As well as traditional band instruments, piano, bass, electric guitar, and electric or acoustic bass are required.  Students should be prepared to audition for this course.   Students will learn to interpret jazz literature and improvise.  Regular home practice and attendance at concerts and rehearsals are considered a part of the course.

 

JAZZ BAND 11 (MIMJB11)

JAZZ BAND 12 (MIMJB12)

This advanced Jazz Band course is designed to expand on the basic instrumental jazz concepts introduced in the Grade 9/10 Jazz Band course.  More Jazz styles will be studied as well as a repertoire of Jazz standards. A greater depth of improvisation skills will be introduced along with various advanced Jazz techniques needed to perform this creative art.  Attendance at concerts and rehearsals is considered a part of the course.

 

CHOIR 9/10 (MMCC10)

CHOIR 11  (MCMCC11)

CHOIR 12 (MCMCC12)

This course is open to any students who wish to sing.  Various musical styles will be explored including classical, pop, jazz, and folk, to name a few.  This course provides opportunities for students to sing in a large ensemble.  Previous music training is not essential, but choral experience is an asset.  Students will develop skills in vocal production, note and rhythm reading, and listening.  Attendance at concerts and rehearsals is considered a part of the course.

 

GUITAR 9/10 (MMGR-10)

GUITAR 11 (MIMG-11)

GUITAR 12 (MIMG-12)

This is a multi-level course in guitar instruction.  The course is designed to teach beginning skills as well as to expand techniques learned previously.  Included in the course will be a basic knowledge of music theory, note reading, rhythm, cord structure, and improvisation.  Use of acoustic guitars is intended and one can be provided for each student.  Musical styles vary from folk to pop rock to blues.  Student performance at concerts is a possibility.

 

MUSIC COMPOSITION 11 (MMCT-11)

MUSIC COMPOSITION 12 (MMCT-12)

This course will give students an opportunity to study music composition techniques and music technology.  Macintosh computers will be used to assist students in their composition, editing, arranging, and music printing skills.  Students who successfully fulfill the requirements of this course will be well prepared to continue their studies at a post secondary institution.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE 10 (MIS 0A)

Recommended:  A class in theatre or music

This course has been developed to support, encourage and create lifelong passion for the Performing Arts through Musical Theatre.  Students will develop performance skills, learn the value of developing community and build confidence as they gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the three strands of Musical Theatre:  Vocal Production, Movement, and Acting through units in Building a Musical Theatre Company/Opening a Musical Theatre Company, Pre-Production/Rehearsal, Production, and Post-Production/Closing the Musical Theatre Company.  Developing basic skills of musical theatre by being a member.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE 11 (MIS 1A)

Prerequisite:  Musical Theatre 10 and/or a course in Theatre/Music or teacher permission

This course has been developed to build on previous skills in Musical Theatre.  Students will further develop performance skills, learn the value of developing community and build confidence as they continue to gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the three strands of Musical Theatre: Vocal Production, Movement, and Acting through units in Building a Musical Theatre Company/Opening a Musical Theatre Company, Pre-Production/Rehearsal, Production, and Post-Production/Closing the Musical Theatre Company while building on skills and developing leadership and mentoring.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE 12 (MIS 2A)

Prerequisite:  Musical Theatre 11 and/or a course in Theatre/Music or teacher permission

This course has been developed to encourage and create lifelong passion for the Performing Arts through Musical Theatre.  Students will perfect performance skills, the value of developing community and build confidence as they Students will perfect performance skills, the value of developing community and build confidence as they perfect their knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the three strands of Musical Theatre: Vocal Production, Movement, and Acting through units in Building a Musical Theatre Company/Opening a Musical Theatre Company, Pre-Production/Rehearsal, Production, and Post-Production/Closing the Musical Theatre Company while continuing to focus on the basic skills of musical theatre by being a member and taking on leadership and mentoring roles within the theatre company