Music

Cred. Course Title Type Subject Prerequisites
0.50 Beginning Piano I & II Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

Prerequisites: None

We will be using the Hoffman Academy for Online Piano Lessons. Video lessons, practice tasks, sheet music, and games will help you learn how to play piano. Beginner Piano will give students the basics of piano playing and reading music. Independent learners with a willingness to practice regularly will be most successful in this class. Students are responsible for providing their own piano or keyboard.

0.50 Music of the World Electives Music Yes
Prerequisites: None

This course will look at musical examples from cultures around the world, from Polynesia to America. We will explore a variety of songs in detail, studying each song’s use of the elements of music, as well as the function of music in various cultural and social situations. This course will cover some Western music but will focus primarily on folk and popular styles of music. Students will gain exposure to the music of various cultures. Students will also develop critical listening skills as they explore different musical experiences. No previous musical experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

This course will look at musical examples from cultures around the world, from Polynesia to America. We will explore a variety of songs in detail, studying each song’s use of the elements of music, as well as the function of music in various cultural and social situations. This course will cover some Western music but will focus primarily on folk and popular styles of music. Students will gain exposure to the music of various cultures. Students will also develop critical listening skills as they explore different musical experiences. No previous musical experience is required!

0.50 Music Production Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

In Music Production, we will explore the technology and industry behind the music world. Students will study the technology used in recording, editing, and mixing sounds, and creating music videos. Students will also study and explore the role of a producer in creating music. This course will survey some of the recording technologies used in the music world, as well as some of the business aspects of the music industry. No previous musical experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

In Music Production, we will explore the technology and industry behind the music world. Students will study the technology used in recording, editing, and mixing sounds, and creating music videos. Students will also study and explore the role of a producer in creating music. This course will survey some of the recording technologies used in the music world, as well as some of the business aspects of the music industry. No previous musical experience is required!

0.50 Music & You: Independent Study Electives Music Yes
Prerequisites: By instructor permission

Do you have a love of music? Do you have a musical specialty? Work with our music teacher to prepare an individualized program to help you develop your musical talents in an area of musical interest to you. In Independent Study Music, students who have already demonstrated success in prior music classes will have an opportunity to further investigate an area of music that interests them - whether it be learning an instrument, composing, or researching! Students will create a learning goal and design their learning plan for the quarter, with teacher approval. From there, students will work on their independent learning plan, share their progress with classmates, and present their results to the class!

Prerequisites: By instructor permission

Do you have a love of music? Do you have a musical specialty? Work with our music teacher to prepare an individualized program to help you develop your musical talents in an area of musical interest to you. In Independent Study Music, students who have already demonstrated success in prior music classes will have an opportunity to further investigate an area of music that interests them - whether it be learning an instrument, composing, or researching! Students will create a learning goal and design their learning plan for the quarter, with teacher approval. From there, students will work on their independent learning plan, share their progress with classmates, and present their results to the class!

0.50 Song Writing for Everyone Electives Music None
Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!

Prerequisites: None

This course will teach students how to write songs in various styles and genres, for various voices and instruments. We will explore the basic elements of song writing, as well as some varied approaches to the process. We will use computer recording and notating technology to record musical ideas. Students will receive basic music theory instruction as related to song writing, and each theory lesson will relate to a musical writing assignment. Students will practice using each technique discussed through creative song writing assignments, and, by the end of the course will write their very own full-length song to share with the class and the world. No previous playing or singing experience is required!