Learn to play the guitar! No experience required. Students will develop basic technique in multiple styles, learn to read and write three forms of music notation, and study the history of the instrument and its influence on music history. This course is designed for aspiring guitarists with little to no prior knowledge or skill.
AP Music Theory
Get to know the inner-workings behind music. In this AP level course, students will expand on their knowledge of music, going deeper into ideas of melody, harmony, form, and the structural elements within music. In addition, students will develop their overall musicianship through training their ears to recognize melodies and rhythm, and by singing melodic ideas.
Create your own music in this technology based composition course. Using professional grade software, students will expand their understanding of musical concepts including melody, harmony, rhythm, form, arranging, and composition. In addition, students will explore and discuss the history of music technology, copyright law, and career options in the music industry.
Create your own music in this advanced technology based composition course. A continuation of Soundscapes, students will use music notation and loop-based software to create complex compositions focused on the use of live digital recordings. A web-based portfolio will be created to document, display and share work
School of Rock
Form a band and learn the history of popular music in this interactive music history course. Students will study the evolution of popular music from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Small rock bands will be formed as students learn to perform music from the historical periods they are studying. Teams will also learn about compositional elements within Rock and compose their own music with the class. Basic sound design and recording will also be covered to simulate real world experiences.