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Instrumental Music

"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue."

- Plato

Instrumental Music students receive classical training in applied music, music theory (reading and writing) and piano, and participate in performing ensembles. Major ensembles include: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and String Ensemble. Smaller ensembles draw from students in each studio. Students perform annually as soloists at monthly recitals and prepare a 20-minute solo recital in their senior year. Music electives for third- and fourth-year students include composition, music technology, and music history.

Click here for SY16-17 department handbook.

2017 Summer Packets

Music Theory I – Ms Gray & Mr Burke
Music Theory II – All Music Theory II teachers
Music Theory III – Ms Gray
Music Theory IV – Dr Peachey
AP Music Theory – Dr Peachey
Sight Singing I – Ms Young
Sight Singing II – Mr Gossett

Curriculum

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Applied Instrument Technique I Applied Instrument Technique II Applied Instrument Technique III Applied Instrument Technique IV
Piano Theory 1 or as assigned through testing Theory 2 or as assigned through testing. Theory 3, AP Theory (must successfully pass proficiency exam), Jazz Combo 1 (Audition) AP Theory, Composition (elective course must have successfully completed Theory III), Jazz Combo 2 (Audition)
Primary Ensembles 1 (Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble) or secondary instrument Primary Ensembles 2 (Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble) or secondary instrument Primary Ensembles 3 (Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble) or secondary instrument Primary Ensembles 4 (Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble) or secondary instrument
Sight Singing I (except Strings, not including Guitar), Secondary Ensemble 1 -could be an additional primary ensemble or (i.e. Flute ensemble, Clarinet ensemble, etc..) Secondary Ensemble 2 – Can be an additional primary ensemble Secondary Ensemble 3 – Can be an additional primary ensemble Secondary Ensemble 4 – Can be an additional primary ensemble
handbook

Calendar

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Department Chair

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