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Band (Sem 1) MU131
Lab Fee: $75.00 for fall semester, and $25.00 for spring semester
The band is an ensemble that provides musical experiences for students who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. Students are taught instrumental and ensemble techniques with an emphasis on musicianship. The curriculum includes marching band and concert band, and students are required to attend and perform at all home football games, scheduled parades, contests, and concerts. Students at all levels of proficiency are welcomed, and students wishing to enter band as a beginner can do so with the consent of the instructor.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required, as well as some required summer marching band rehearsals and marching band camp.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: A minimum of one year of prior band experience or Instructor approval
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU132 - Band (Sem 2)
Band (Sem 2) MU132
Lab Fee: $75.00 for fall semester, and $25.00 for spring semester
The band is an ensemble that provides musical experiences for students who play woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. Students are taught instrumental and ensemble techniques with an emphasis on musicianship. The curriculum includes marching band and concert band, and students are required to attend and perform at all home football games, scheduled parades, contests, and concerts. Students at all levels of proficiency are welcomed, and students wishing to enter band as a beginner can do so with the consent of the instructor.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required, as well as some required summer marching band rehearsals and marching band camp.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU131 - Band (Sem 1)
Chorus 1 (Sem 1) MU101
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
Open to all students in grades 9-12 who enjoy singing. This course covers a wide variety of choral music while focusing on vocal production, ensemble singing techniques, music reading skills, and music appreciation.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU102 - Chorus 1 (Sem 2)
Chorus 1 (Sem 2) MU102
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
Open to all students in grades 9-12 who enjoy singing. This course covers a wide variety of choral music while focusing on vocal production, ensemble singing techniques, music reading skills, and music appreciation.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU101 - Chorus 1 (Sem 1)
Color Guard MU141
Fall Semester
Lab Fee: $75.00
The Auxiliary Corps or Flags are the “colors” of the University High School Marching Pioneers. Through costuming and equipment (flags, banners, etc.), they portray the music to the audience. The course is offered first semester only and meets in conjunction with the band class.
Students are required to attend and perform at all home football games, scheduled parades and contests, as well as some required summer marching band rehearsals and marching band camp.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Dance and Orchesis (Sem 1) PE111E
May be repeated
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
The dance division offers two levels combined with the emphasis on movement through dance, history, injury prevention, technique classes, dance composition, choreography, and performance. While both levels are encouraged to take part in two major dance concerts a year, Orchesis is the pre-auditioned performing group required to attend regular and mandatory rehearsals outside of class time. This course may be taken for either Physical Education or Fine Arts credit. This is an early bird course, meeting at 7:00am.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PE112E - Dance and Orchesis (Sem 2)
Dance and Orchesis (Sem 2) PE112E
May be repeated
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
The dance division offers two levels combined with the emphasis on movement through dance, history, injury prevention, technique classes, dance composition, choreography, and performance. While both levels are encouraged to take part in two major dance concerts a year, Orchesis is the pre-auditioned performing group required to attend regular and mandatory rehearsals outside of class time. This course may be taken for either Physical Education or Fine Arts credit. This is an early bird course, meeting at 7:00am.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take PE111E - Dance and Orchesis (Sem 1)
Orchestra (Sem 1) MU121
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
The orchestra is an ensemble that provides musical experiences for students who play string instruments. In orchestra we study and perform a wide variety of music from both classical and pop genres. With the consent of the instructor, school-owned cello or string bass instruments may be provided. Lessons and chamber music opportunities are also available.
Attendance at all scheduled concerts and performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU122 - Orchestra (Sem 2)
Orchestra (Sem 2) MU122
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
The orchestra is an ensemble that provides musical experiences for students who play string instruments. In orchestra we study and perform a wide variety of music from both classical and pop genres. With the consent of the instructor, school-owned cello or string bass instruments may be provided. Lessons and chamber music opportunities are also available.
Attendance at all scheduled concerts and performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU121 - Orchestra (Sem 1)
Treble Choir - Female (Sem 1) MU111
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
This course is an intermediate level chorus open to all female students in grades 9-12. This course covers a wide variety of choral music while focusing on vocal production, ensemble singing techniques, music reading skills, and history of and appreciation for various musical styles. Previous chorus experience is recommended, but not required.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU112 - Treble Choir - Female (Sem 2)
Treble Choir - Female (Sem 2) MU112
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
This course is an intermediate level chorus open to all female students in grades 9-12. This course covers a wide variety of choral music while focusing on vocal production, ensemble singing techniques, music reading skills, and history of and appreciation for various musical styles. Previous chorus experience is recommended, but not required.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take MU111 - Treble Choir - Female (Sem 1)
Concert Choir (Sem 1) MU201

Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
An auditioned, advanced choir consisting of students in grades 9-12. This course continues the course objectives of Chorus 1 and Treble Choir supplemented by additional study in advanced choral literature.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Concert Choir (Sem 2) MU202
Lab Fee: $25.00 per semester
An auditioned, advanced choir consisting of students in grades 9-12. This course continues the course objectives of Chorus 1 and Treble Choir supplemented by additional study in advanced choral literature.
Attendance at all scheduled performances is required.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Music Theory (Sem 1) MU300
Students will study basic music theory skills and concepts including:
• Rhythm & meter
• Melody
• Harmony
• Tonality
• 4-part voice-leading
• Analysis of compositional examples
• How these concepts are used in compositional techniques in different genres and historical periods of music
• Basic listening skills which accompany each of the above concepts will also be developed using recordings, listening examples, and sight-singing.
Students will complete a written evaluation at the end of each unit of study. There will also be aural skills assessments during each unit that correlate with the unit of study. Students will also have the opportunity to use the concepts learned to create their own compositions.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Music Theory (Sem 2) MU301
Students will study basic music theory skills and concepts including:
• Rhythm & meter
• Melody
• Harmony
• Tonality
• 4-part voice-leading
• Analysis of compositional examples
• How these concepts are used in compositional techniques in different genres and historical periods of music
• Basic listening skills which accompany each of the above concepts will also be developed using recordings, listening examples, and sight-singing.
Students will complete a written evaluation at the end of each unit of study. There will also be aural skills assessments during each unit that correlate with the unit of study. Students will also have the opportunity to use the concepts learned to create their own compositions.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12