Performing Arts 16-17
  • Chorus
    The chorus provides a vocal experience for students. They sing music of varying styles, languages, and difficulty. *Course fulfills Art/Music requirement for graduation.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Grade(s): 9 10 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Concert Band
    Members of the concert band perform music of medium difficulty. They perform at concerts, football games, parades, and musicals. *Course fulfills Art/Music requirement for graduation.
    Prerequisite(s): Some instrumental training
    Grade(s): 9 10
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Dance I
    The students participate in a workshop which combines modern jazz and tap dance techniques. The students practice limbering exercises, stretches, body isolations, free-style movement and dance combinations. They learn the basic terminology of tap and practice its techniques such as shuffle, ball changes, and time steps. They learn to use the upper body and arms for stylistic purposes. *Course fulfills partial Art/Music requirement for graduation.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Grade(s): 9 10 11 12
    Credit: 0.5
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Dance III
    The students participate in a workshop which introduces them to a cross section of dance techniques developed by pioneer and contemporary dance innovators. The students participate in a variety of approaches to dance which stress both technical facility and the pleasure of moving gracefully.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Grade(s): 10 11 12
    Credit: 0.5
    Meets: 2.5 periods weekly
  • Dramatic Arts (C)
    The students acquire a general background in the varioius phases of dramatics. Through exercises and demonstrations, they become acquainted with the basis of acting, concentration, blocking, movement, and voice projection. Improvisation and theater games are emphasized throughout the course.
    This course may be taken for college credit through St. John's University.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Grade(s): 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Jazz Band
    In this weekly, full-year course, students become acquainted with the elements of Jazz and its production. They study improvisation and perform suitable literature. The jazz band performs at various school functions.
    Prerequisite(s): Audition and membership in a large music ensemble
    Grade(s): 9 10 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Music In Our Lives
    Music In Our Lives is the New York State mandated course for non-musicians designed to satisfy the Regents requirement for Music and/or Art leading to a Regents Diploma. The course includes the study of music from all periods in history, some musical composition, the "world-of-work" in music and a general knowledge of music and musicians. Music In Our Lives - I is offered in the fall semester and Music In Our Lives - II is offered in the spring semester. Either may be combined with Studio In Art to fulfill the 1 credit needed.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Grade(s): 9
    Credit: 0.5
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Music Theory I
    The study of the elements of music melody, harmony, rhythm, chords, vocabulary, and notation all lead to an understanding of how to compose music and how music is constructed. This computer assisted course is designed for those with intermediate to advanced musical training. This course may be used to satisfy the three year and five year sequence requirements for music leading to Regents Diploma.
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Grade(s): 10 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Music Theory II (Composition)
    Music Theory II is the advanced course in musical composition that lets students apply skills acquired in Music Theory I. Musical composition, form and analysis, and advanced chromatic harmony will be the focus of instruction. Students must demonstrate a knowledge of Finale Notation software. Original musical composition projects will be expected.
    Prerequisite(s): Music Theory I or Curriculum Associates permission
    Grade(s): 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Orchestra
    As members of the orchestra students who play string instruments study and perform mature orchestra literature. They participate in concerts, assemblies, and musicals. *Course fulfills Art/Music requirement for graduation.
    Prerequisite(s): Sufficient previous training
    Grade(s): 9 10 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Symphonic Band
    Members of the band study and perform music of symphonic calibre. They provide the music for concerts, football games, parades, and school musicals. *Course fulfills Art/Music requirement for graduation.
    Prerequisite(s): Sufficient instrument training
    Grade(s): 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly
  • Vocal Jazz
    A weekly, full-year course affords students an opportunity to become acquainted with and perform music in the vocal jazz idiom. Vocal independence and complex choral structures necessitate a strong musical background.
    Prerequisite(s): Audition and membership in a large music ensemble.
    Grade(s): 9 10 11 12
    Credit: 1
    Meets: 5 periods weekly