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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 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
4 Credits 4 Credits 3 Credits Minimum of 3 Credits

Online Syllabi

Course Instructor Syllabus
AP Music TheoryDupor Georges, Janet PeacheyView Syllabus
Bassoon I & IITyra Flotte, Kika WrightView Syllabus
Clarinet EnsembleTyra FlotteView Syllabus
Clarinet Technique I & IITyra FlotteView Syllabus
Clarinet Technique III & IVTyra FlotteView Syllabus
Concert Band & Orchestra IHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Flute Technique & Flute EnsembleNorman BrentleyView Syllabus
French Horn StudioAmanda CollinsView Syllabus
Harp Technique IHaewon MinView Syllabus
Jazz OrchestraDavey YarboroughView Syllabus
Jazz Theory, Jazz Combo, & Jazz BandDavey YarboroughView Syllabus
Music CompositionJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Music History ILynne GrayView Syllabus
Music History I & IIJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Music Theory & Ear Training IILeslie DeLaine, Denna Purdie, Francis ThompsonView Syllabus
Music Theory & Ear Training IIIJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Music Theory & Ear Training IIILynne Gray, Denna PurdieView Syllabus
Music Theory & Ear Training IVJanet PeacheyView Syllabus
Oboe ITyra Flotte, Kika WrightView Syllabus
Percussion TechniqueFrancis ThompsonView Syllabus
Piano EnsembleHaewon MinView Syllabus
Piano EnsembleVictoria Alma CastelloView Syllabus
Piano Technique & Music Theory IChester Burke Jr., Lynne GrayView Syllabus
Piano Technique & Music Theory IIChester Burke Jr., Lynne GrayView Syllabus
Piano Technique I-IVHaewon MinView Syllabus
Piano Technique I-IVVictoria Alma CastelloView Syllabus
Pipe Organ Technique I-IVVictoria Alma CastelloView Syllabus
Saxophone TechniqueDavey YarboroughView Syllabus
String EnsembleHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Trombone & Tuba Technique I-IVDupor GeorgesView Syllabus
Trumpet StudioKieron IrvineView Syllabus
Viola Technique I & IIHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Viola Technique III & IVHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Violin Technique I & IIHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Violin Technique III & IVHeather HaughnView Syllabus
Violoncello Technique I-IVDenna PurdieView Syllabus
Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, & Show BandTyra Flotte, Kieron IrvineView Syllabus

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