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Music Course Descriptions

Instrumental Classroom
  • The major emphasis of this course is to develop student achievement through beginning level techniques in playing orchestral or band instruments.
  • The course develops the physical skills necessary to play beginning level music accurately and with good tone quality, and develops skills in reading music notation.
  • The major emphasis of this course is to develop student achievement through the study of band music and other forms including chamber(small group) music.
  • The course develops the ability to perform on an instrument with considerable skill, accuracy, and aesthetic sensitivity, develops skills in score reading, and develops understanding and appreciation of artistic expression. 
  • The major emphasis of the course is on the beginning activities in the study of the guitar. The course develops the physical skills necessary to play beginning level music accurately and with good tone quality, develop skills in reading music notation, and develops an understanding of the historical significance of the guitar and literature.
Keyboard Classroom
  • The major emphasis of this course is to develop student achievement through the development of basic skills in playing a keyboard instrument, including use of the pedal board and knowledge of the characteristic tone of the stops on the organ.
  • The course provides opportunities to study music composed especially for keyboard instruments, develops an understanding of the historical significance of the keyboard instruments and their literature, and increases skills in reading musical notation.