Concert Band - 1101    (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

 Concert Band students study, read, rehearse, and perform outstanding band literature from all periods in music.  Emphasis is on developing skills to understand and appreciate music as an academic discipline, a means of communication, and a way to develop positive self-image.

 

Marching Band - 1111      (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                            

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

Marching Band performs at "half time" during football season and for various parades during the year.  Emphasis is on playing different types of marching band music and on the use of various skills.

 

Advanced Instrumental Techniques - 1112  (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade: 11-12

Elective                                                                  Credit: 0.50

AIT students read, rehearse, and perform outstanding band literature from all periods of music.  Emphasis is on enhancing skills to further understand music as an academic discipline, a means of communication, and a way to develop positive self-image.  The student must perform in a concert or contest situation, a solo or ensemble, at least twice during the semester.

 

Concert Choir - 1161 (Sem 1); 1062 (Sem 2)

Prerequisite:  None                                            

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

Concert Choir gives the student an opportunity to study, rehearse and perform songs from different periods.  The student is encouraged to sing for his or her own enjoyment and to provide choral selections for various school and community activities.  Emphasis is on voice, control, and developing those skills necessary for performing, understanding, and appreciating music.  The course may be taken as a semester or a full year course, repeated during any or all semesters in the four years.

 

 Art of Oral Expression - 1171 (.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade: 9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

Oral Expression introduces the student to the basic skills of public speaking and the four major kinds of speeches.  The student learns how to effectively outline and prepare a speech, eliminate problems in speaking, and deliver an effective speech.  The student is introduced to the various types and forms of group discussion, is able to explain the differences between discussion and debate by practicing effective delivery of each. The student actively works on listening skills.  Some time is spent in the other associated fields, such as radio and TV broadcasting. 

*This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for Drama.  

*Recommended for all 11th and 12th grade students.

 

Drama - 1181      (0.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

Drama exposes the student to the theatre skills of acting, directing, and writing.  The student is introduced to stage speaking and movement (i.e., projection, articulation, blocking).  The students learn stage terminology plus rehearse and perform various presentations (i.e., improvisations, pantomimes, monologues, cutting from full-length scripts, Readers Theatre, Vignettes, one-act plays).  The student also studies various scripts from different periods of history, connecting drama to reality. 

 

Advanced Drama – 1191 (0.5 year)              

Prerequisite:  80% in Drama;or  signature of teacher with prior stage experience.

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

 Drama utilizes and expands upon stage acting and acting experiences.  Improvisational acting scenes as well as situations with scripts are used as structured theatre experiences.  In addition, the student studies selected plays for format, characterization and technical production.  A deeper look at the history of the theatre is explored.  A major practical assignment in acting, directing, or technical work is required of each student.

 

 Drama III  - 1192               (0.5 year)             

Prerequisite:  80% in Advanced Drama; Recommendation of Instructor                               

Grade:  10-12

Drama III takes practices of advanced drama to a heightened level of responsibility and utilization of theater knowledge in hands-on experience and will assume director roles in areas of performance, production, costuming, a set design and building.  The student will work with advanced drama class to put on a full length play for a paying audience and will follow the course of putting on a production from selecting a script and casting the show to designing the set and promoting the show. 

 

The History of Rock & Roll - 1121       (0.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None                                             

Grade:  9-12

Elective                                                                  Credit:  0.50

The purpose of this course is to help students develop an understanding of the evolution of music in popular culture. Students will learn where music originated, how current artists produce music for the radio and how to use current music applications and technology. Content will emphasize the specific events in the history of Western music and Rock and Roll history that continue to influence our culture and what we listen to today.

 

Music Theory & Production - Sem 1-1122 (0.5 year); Sem 2 - 1123(0.5 year)

Prerequisite:  None

Grade: 11-12

Elective                  Credit 0.50 per Semester      

 What makes music sound the way it does and how do professionals create it? Students will learn the inner workings of music through the fundamental concepts of the art form. In addition, students will learn to write personal compositions using a variety of music production media to create music videos, radio jingles, and film scores.