Course Catalog: Fine Arts Department

III. Performing Arts Courses  


Students should not list Performing Arts Electives on their scheduling forms.  Auditions are required for each of these courses and the instructors will submit rosters.  Grades for “C” (9000) courses will be posted on the student’s transcript but not calculated into the student’s SI GPA.  “C” Courses do NOT satisfy the UC/CSU Subject F requirement.

INT DANCE WORKSHOP C 8˚ (9703)


Grade Level –
9, 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

Type of Course – Elective; this class is not counted in the student’s SI GPA
Prerequisite – None
Criteria for Enrollment – Admission by audition only. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment – Meets 1-2 afternoons per week, 3 hours per meeting, plus performances.

UC/CSU Subject G Approval
 

Course Description — This course is designed for students with significant dance experience. Emphasis will be on building techniques necessary for presentation and performance of ballet, jazz, and modern dance styles. Students will present a final project of dances at the Dance Concerts in January and/or May.

8˚ This class is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day. 

DRAMA 1C: ADVANCED THEATRE WORKSHOP 8˚ (9710)


Grade Level –
9, 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester (FALL); offered after school/evenings ONLY

Type of Course – Elective; this class is not counted in the student’s SI GPA
Prerequisite – None
Criteria for Enrollment – Permission of instructor. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment  Meets 3-5 times per week, afternoons or evenings, 3 hours per meeting.
                                                                                                                                    

Course Description — This course is an after-school workshop in acting, rehearsal, performance, and technical/design skills culminating in the production of a full-length play in the fall semester. Students are admitted on the basis of a competitive audition held at the beginning of the semester. Four additional students may be selected to the positions of stage manager, stage crew chief, lighting designer on the basis of in-depth interviews. These students will work alongside professionals over the course of the production developing knowledge and skills in each specialized area and their application in performance.

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00am-2:30pm school day.

DRAMA 1C: ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP 8˚ (9710)


Grade Level –
9, 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester (SPRING); offered after school/evenings ONLY

Type of Course – Elective; this class is not counted in the student’s SI GPA
Criteria for Enrollment – Permission of instructor. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment – Meets 3-5 times per week, afternoons or evenings, 3 hours per meeting. 

Course Description — Drama 1C: Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop is an after-school workshop exploring drama, dance and music theories and their application in performance. To that end, students will explore acting, singing, dancing, rehearsal, performance, and technical/design skills culminating in the production of a full-length Broadway musical in the Spring semester. Students will also learn about the historical and cultural significance of the selected piece of musical theatre. Students are admitted on the basis of a competitive audition and interviews held at the beginning of the semester.

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day. 

ORCHESTRA C 8˚ (9803)


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

Type of Course – Elective satisfying one semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement
Prerequisite – Participation in middle school orchestra program, or private lessons for at least six months, as well as Orchestra A/B
Criteria for Enrollment – Admission is made by audition.  Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor.  Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment – Meets 1 evening per week from 6-9 pm, plus performances.

Course Description — This is the advanced orchestra for which an audition is required to participate. Auditions are held at the beginning of Fall Semester, and again in December for the following Spring Semester.  Students develop technical mastery in all aspects of ensemble playing, including tone production, intonation, rhythmic execution, and musicianship. Orchestra performs works from the baroque, classical, romantic and 20th century repertoire from MENC grades 4-5, and will perform at the CMEA festival in the spring.

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day.  

 

MIXED CHORUS C 8˚ (9853)


Grade Level –
 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY 

Type of Course – Elective, this class is not counted in the student's SI GPA
Prerequisite – Mixed Chorus A/B
Criteria for Enrollment – Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time commitment – Meets 1 evening per week, plus performances.

Course Description — This course is open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors who have completed Mixed Chorus A/B. Students will be introduced to good practice procedures for choral rehearsal and to an awareness of different styles of choral music. Student achievement will involve study of sight-singing, notation, phrasing, rhythm, harmony and musical terminology. Students will be expected to spend additional hours beyond the regular class time. Students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances. Ensembles will perform at concerts and choral festivals.

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day. 

CHAMBER SINGERS C 8˚ (9863)


Grade Level –
10, 11, 12
Length – One Year

Type of Course – Elective; this class is not counted in the student's SI GPA 
Prerequisite – Audition and co-enrollment in Mixed Chorus A, B, or C.
Criteria for Enrollment – Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment – Meets 2 evenings per week, plus performances.
 

Course Description — This course is a mixed singing ensemble intended for singers of advanced ability and specializes in performance of challenging literature of diverse genre. Students will read music notation in treble and bass clefs, demonstrate understanding of more complex notation, demonstrate knowledge of terminology pertinent to the performance of choral music, demonstrate and understand correct singing technique, and demonstrate appropriate rehearsal discipline and performance skills. Students will be expected to spend additional hours beyond the regular class time. Students are expected to attend all rehearsals, performances and choral festivals. The class generally meets before school in the morning. 

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day. 

JAZZ BAND C 8˚ (9813)


Grade Level –
9, 10, 11, 12
Length – One semester

Type of Course – Elective; this classic not counted in the student's SI GPA
Prerequisite – Jazz Band A/B
Criteria for Enrollment – Admission is by audition. Enrollment may be limited to necessary instrumentation. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment – Meets 2 afternoons per week for 2 hours each, plus performances.

Course Description — Jazz Band prepares students to perform a variety of musical competitions from the 1920s through the present, focusing primarily on large-ensemble jazz in the Big Band and swing tradition. This class is available to students who have taken private lessons for at least one year, or participated in their middle school Band program. Jazz Band will perform at the Winter Concerts, the Spring Pops Concerts, the Performing Arts Assembly, and several festivals or adjudicated performances. 

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day.

JAZZ COMBO C 8˚ (9817)


Grade Level –
9, 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

Type of Course – Elective; this class is not counted in the student's SI GPA 
Prerequisite – Audition and private lessons for at least one year, or participation in middle school Band program.
Criteria for Enrollment – Admission is by audition. Enrollment may be limited to necessary instrumentation. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment Meets 2 afternoons per week for 2 hours each, plus performances.
 

Course Description — Jazz Band prepares students to perform a variety of musical competitions from the 1940s through the present, focusing primarily on large-ensemble jazz and solo improvisation.  This class is available to students who have taken private lessons for at least one year, or participated in their middle school Band program.  Jazz Band will perform at the Winter Concerts, the Spring Pops Concerts, the Performing Arts Assembly, and several festivals or adjudicated performances.

8˚ This course is offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day.  

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA C 8˚ (9843)

Grade Level – 9, 10, 11, 12
Length – One Semester; offered after school/evenings ONLY

Type of Course – Elective, this class is not counted in the student's SI GPA 
Prerequisite – Must be an advanced string player co-enrolled in Orchestra A or B, or C
Criteria for Enrollment – Admission is made by audition. Enrollment is via roster submitted by instructor. Students should not list this course on their Schedule Request Forms.
Time Commitment – Meets 2 afternoons per week for 1.5 hours each, plus performances

Course Description — Chamber Orchestra is the advanced string orchestra comprised of the top players from the Symphonic Orchestra.  Admission is by invitation/audition only.  Chamber Orchestra meets two afternoons per week (in addition to the regular Symphonic rehearsal); year-long enrollment is preferred.  In addition to the regular performances and spring tour of the Symphonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra members also perform at CMEA Large Ensemble Festirval in the spring, and members are encouraged to participate in the Chamber Music Program from Dec-March, which concludes with smaller ensemble performances (quartets, trios, etc.) at the CMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival. 

 8˚ This course if offered outside of the 8:00-2:30pm school day

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