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Band (Beginning) 52552X0S
This course concentrates on previous music experiences and is designed to develop the skills of performance to the highest possible level. The content of the course covers the literature of various styles periods and instrumental form, development of a concept of interpretation, music reading, basic music theory, interpretative marking, and nomenclature found in band literature. Attendance for out-of class rehearsals and performances, marching or concert, is viewed as the extension of the classroom and is required. Can be repeated multiple times for credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Middle School Band preferred
Jazz Ensemble (9-12) 52562X0JE
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the style and structure of jazz music through performances. Rehearsals emphasize the development of such skills as note reading, chord reading, and improvisation. Students are expected to develop a working knowledge of jazz artists and ensembles and to become acquainted with the development of jazz music. Students are required to attend out-of-school rehearsals and performances. Can be repeated multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Audition required
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Audition
Band (Intermediate) 52562X0S
This course is designed for those students who have attained performance skills and want to develop a greater degree of music responsiveness through rehearsals and performances. Special emphasis is placed on continued development of performance skills, sight-reading ability, and interpretive skills. Attendance at out-of class rehearsals and performances, marching or concert, is viewed as the extension of the classroom and is required.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Small Ensemble 52562X0SE
This course is designed for band students interested in expanding their knowledge of music for specific instruments. Theses ensembles may include woodwind/brass/percussions, trios, quartets, and quintets. Music ranging from classical to modern is performed. Performance for ensemble competitions and concerts is required.
COURSE NOTE: Audition required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Audition
Band (Proficient) Honors 52575X0S
This course continues to build on the comprehensive music education students have received in Band I and II. It provides a foundation for advanced proficiencies in performance, conducting, listening, appreciation, history, analyzing, composing, the use of current technology, and research, culminating in written reports. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Band (Advanced) Honors 52585X0S
This course continues to build on the comprehensive music education students have received in Band I, II and III. It provides a foundation for advanced proficiencies in performance, conducting, listening, appreciation, history, analyzing, composing, the use of current technology, and research, culminating in written reports. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Chorus
Music Appreciation 52205X0MA
Music Appreciation will seek to inform students about the beginnings of music, to explain 21st century music in terms of the origins of the popular styles, such as blues, jazz, country, rock and pop, and survey the "classical" tradition from the middle ages to the 21st century. The course will strive to raise awareness of the various elements, origins, and developments in music.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Vocal Music (Beginning) 52302X0S
This course is for a large group of beginning male and female singers in grades 9-12. Beginning vocal and sight-reading techniques are stressed with emphasis placed on tonal control and choral balance. Performance opportunities are provided. Can be repeated multiple times for credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Vocal Music (Intermediate) 52312X0S
This course is for students who want to pursue music at an intermediate level. The program builds on the experience and the achievement in Beginning Music. Increased difficulty of literature, greater refinement of singing technique, and expression are features of this offering. Highlights will include concerts, contests, and other musical productions. Can be repeated multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Vocal Music (Proficient) Honors 52325X0S
This course is for advanced and serious-minded singers who wish to work on their musical skills at the most advanced level, vocally and in theory. Performance opportunities are required. Can be repeated multiple times for credit. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Vocal Music (Advanced) Honors 52335X0S
This course is for advanced and serious-minded singers who wish to continue work on their musical skills at the most advanced level, vocally and in theory. Performance opportunities are required. Can be repeated multiple times for credit. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
AP Music Theory 5A017X0S
This course is a college-level course designed for the study of musical structure, emphasizing melodic, harmonic, textual, rhythmic, and formal aspects. Ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental. Analysis of scores, sight-singing, keyboard harmony, and elementary composition, based on the major-minor tonal system, are stressed. Students are expected to take the AP exam and are responsible for the exam fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Teacher Approval
Performing Arts
Theatre Arts (Beginning) 53152X0S
Designed as a survey course in the fundamentals of drama, acting techniques, improvisation, terminology, history, and stagecraft of theatre. There will be some play production. Inherent in this process is the development of self-discipline and greater self-confidence. Participation in all scheduled rehearsals and performances is required. Can be repeated multiple times for credit.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Theatre Arts (Intermediate) 53162X0S
Emphasis is placed on rehearsal, production, and performance of various types of drama. Specific instruction on stage makeup, lighting, stage crafts, and costuming will be given. Participation in all scheduled rehearsals and performances is required. Can be taken multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Theatre Arts (Proficient) Honors 53175X0S
This course provides intensive acting study for the advanced theatre student. Students refine character development, vocal expression, and improvisation skills. Participation in after-school rehearsals and performances is required. Can be taken multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Theatre Arts (Advanced) Honors 53185X0S
Students who have extensive performance experience develop their skills in producing a quality, aesthetic theatrical experience. This course provides leadership opportunities for advanced students in the theatre department and supports a variety of productions, including classical and contemporary works. Participation in after school rehearsals and performances is required. Can be taken multiple times for credit. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Musical Theatre 53635X0S
Musical Theatre is defined as a combination of song, acting, spoken dialogue, and dance, which tells a story with emotion. It entertains by integrating music, movement, words, and technical aspects into the piece being performed. Intermediate Level students will learn those skills and use them to create quality stage performances. This course will allow for the practice and creation of group and individual musical theatre pieces to be shared with the class, school, and the district. It will serve as a community outreach program, which highlights the talents of the students at Jesse C. Carson High School. Both Theatre and Vocal Music instructors will collaborate to teach technique, style, accuracy, expression, global connections, and the basic elements of each course. An emphasis will be placed on communication, analysis, aesthetics, culture, musical literacy, musical response, and contextual relevancy.
COURSE NOTE: Student must have either Theatre Arts (Beginning) OR Vocal Music (Beginning).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: 52302X0S - Vocal Music (Beginning) or 53152X0S - Theatre Arts (Beginning)
Technical Theatre - Beginning 96102X0TTB
Students explore the various aspects of design and production for theatre. Areas of study may include scenery, lighting, sound, makeup, properties, costumes, and stage management. Can be taken multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Technical Theatre - Intermediate 96102X0TTI
Students develop technical skills through design and production. Technical support for school productions requires participation in after-school rehearsals and performances. Can be taken multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Visual Arts
Visual Arts - Beginning 54152X0S
This course helps the beginning student develop skills in areas of visual art, which may include pen and ink, painting, graphics, and sculpture. Art appreciation and basic art history are included.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Visual Arts - Intermediate 54162X0S
This course provides an opportunity to explore in-depth projects and media, which were studied in Art I. Students are encouraged to develop specific interests and skills on an independent basis. Study in art appreciation and art history will be expanded. Can be repeated multiple times for credit.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Visual Arts - Proficient - Honors 54175X0S
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore, in-depth, two or three-dimensional art forms and concentrate on a selected medium. Can be repeated multiple times for credit. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Visual Arts - Advanced - Honors 54185X0S
This course is a continuation of Proficient Art. Can be repeated multiple times for credit. Honors weight.
COURSE NOTE: Skill Assessment is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Skill Assessment
Visual Arts Specialization - Beginning 54612X0S
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
Art 3D 54622X03D
This is a studio class designed to explore the elements and principles of art and design as they relate to 3 Dimensional design building on the learning experiences of Beginning and Intermediate art. Emphasis will be on discussing and understanding the principles of three-dimensional design, as well as, executing studio projects characterized by quality craft and successful composition. Materials, tools and concepts will be investigated stressing the translation of ideas from 2D to 3D works of art. Students will learn to problem solve, revise their work, and reflect upon their outcomes as they study historical and contemporary artists. Materials used may include: wire, wood, metal, plaster, plastics, paper products, fibers, and clay.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: StandardGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Visual Arts - Beginning
AP Studio Art: Drawing 5A047X0S
The course emphasizes art as an ongoing process that involving critical decision making based on the students previous experience with art. Students are required to produce approximately twenty pieces of artwork, with written commentaries. Students are expected to take the AP exam and are responsible for the exam fee.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Interview with instructor