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Instrumental Music

"I use my music to move these people to act."

- Jimi Hendrix

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.

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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/Ensemble (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String) or as assigned through testing.  If the student tests out of this course an elective course will be assigned. Piano/Guitar Majors will be assigned to fulfill Theory 2 in Percussion Ensemble/Theory 2 Theory 3, AP Theory (must have successfully completed Theory 3 and pass proficiency exam), Composition (elective course must have successfully completed Theory III) Jazz Combo 1 (Audition). Conducting (Audition) AP Theory, Composition (elective course must have successfully completed Theory III), Jazz Combo 2 (Audition). Conducting (Audition)
Primary Classical Ensembles 1 (Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble), primary or secondary instrument. Piano or Guitar Ensemble is required for all piano and guitar instrumentalists who are not selected for a primary ensemble.  Radical Elite is a requirement for all Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Students. Primary Classical Ensembles 2 (Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble) primary or secondary instrument. Piano or Guitar Ensemble is required for all piano and guitar instrumentalists who are not selected for a primary ensemble. Radical Elite is a requirement for all Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Students Primary Classical Ensembles 3 (Orchestra, Wind Ensemble) primary or secondary instrument. Piano or Guitar Ensemble is required for all piano and guitar instrumentalists who are not selected for a primary ensemble. Radical Elite is a requirement for all Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Students Primary Classical Ensembles 4 (Orchestra, Wind Ensemble) primary or secondary instrument. Piano Ensemble is required for all piano or guitar instrumentalists who are not selected for a primary ensemble. Radical Elite is a requirement for all Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Students
Sight Singing I (except Strings who are required to take String Ensemble as a secondary ensemble, not including Guitar) Secondary Ensemble 1 -could be an additional primary ensemble or (i.e. Flute ensemble, Clarinet ensemble, etc..) Secondary Ensemble 2 could be an additional primary ensemble or (i.e. Flute ensemble, Clarinet ensemble, etc.) String Ensemble is required secondary ensemble for all string instruments except Guitar. Secondary Ensemble 3 -could be an additional primary ensemble or (i.e. Flute ensemble, Clarinet ensemble, etc.) String Ensemble is required secondary ensemble for all string instruments except Guitar. Secondary Ensemble 4-could be an additional primary ensemble or (i.e. Flute ensemble, Clarinet ensemble, etc.) String Ensemble is required secondary ensemble for all string instruments except Guitar.

 

Online Syllabi

Course Instructor Syllabus
AP Music TheoryJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Bassoon I & IITyra FlotteView Syllabus
Clarinet EnsembleTyra FlotteView Syllabus
Clarinet Technique I & IITyra FlotteView Syllabus
Clarinet Technique III & IVTyra FlotteView Syllabus
Concert Band & Orchestra IHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Conducting I & IIIsaac DanielView Syllabus
Flute EnsembleNorman BrentleyView Syllabus
Guitar EnsembleIsaac DanielView Syllabus
Guitar I & IIIsaac DanielView Syllabus
Guitar III & IVIsaac DanielView Syllabus
Harp TechniqueHaewon MinView Syllabus
Media IIIOscar JamaalView Syllabus
Music CompositionJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Music CompositionPaul MorganView Syllabus
Music History ILynne GrayView Syllabus
Music History I & IIJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Music Theory IITyra Flotte, Heather Haughn, Kieron Irvine, Francis ThompsonView Syllabus
Music Theory IVJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Music Theory IVPaul MorganView Syllabus
Oboe ITyra FlotteView Syllabus
OrchestraIsaac DanielView Syllabus
Piano EnsembleHaewon MinView Syllabus
Piano Technique I-IVHaewon MinView Syllabus
Piano Theory IChester Burke Jr., Lynne GrayView Syllabus
Piano Theory IIChester Burke Jr., Lynne GrayView Syllabus
String Bass Technique ICarolyn KellockView Syllabus
String Bass Technique IICarolyn KellockView Syllabus
String Bass Technique IIICarolyn KellockView Syllabus
String Bass Technique IVCarolyn KellockView Syllabus
String EnsembleHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Tuba Euphonium TechniqueBrent GossettView Syllabus
Viola I & IIHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Viola III & IVHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Violin I & IIHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Violin III & IVHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, & Show BandTyra FlotteView Syllabus

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