Orchestra

Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 2 Credits: 1 Orchestra members receive training in a wide variety of repertoire with an emphasis on string techniques, stylistic interpretation, and performing original orchestrations of standard orchestral literature. In addition to the daily classroom studies,

Music Theory 1

Prerequisite: Music reading ability and instructor approval Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 1 Credits: 0.5 Students will study the basic, rudimentary elements of music. Areas to study include intervals, keys, chord structures, scales, rhythm and meter, and basic part writing.

AP Music Theory

Prerequisite: Music Theory I or teacher recommendation Grade Level: 10-12 Semesters: 1 Credits: 0.5 According to the College Board, “the ultimate goal of an AP Music Theory course is to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the

Music, Technology and Business 2

Prerequisite: Music, Technology and Business I or instructor approval Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 1 Credits: 0.5 This course builds on the knowledge of the music business and MIDI recording learning in Music, Technology and Business I. Students will learn recording

Music Theory 2

Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 1 Credits: 0.5 Prerequisite: Successful completion of Music Theory I Students will build upon rudimentary musical knowledge and expand their study of more complex music elements.

Guitar 2

Grade Level: 10-12 Semesters: 2 Credits: 1 Students continue to study guitar techniques. Students are required to provide their own 6-string acoustic guitar and an additional set of strings. Students may have the opportunity to perform at scheduled music performances

Guitar 1

Prerequisite: None Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 2 Credits: 1 Students learn the fundamentals of playing the guitar. Classical techniques provide a foundation for other technique development, which may include jazz and rock. Students are required to provide their own 6-string

Non-Audition Choirs

Prerequisite: none Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 2 Credits: 0.5 or 1 Choir is open to all students. Students who enroll in Choir will be assigned to Freshman Choir, Cantabile Choir or Concert Choir based on grade level and experience. Students

Audition Choirs

Prerequisite: placement audition Grade Level: 10-12 Semesters: 2 Credits: 1 Bel Canto and Chorale placement are based on student auditions. There are four evening choir concerts that occur throughout the school year, two per semester. Concert participation is a course

Band

Grade Level: 9-12 Semesters: 2 Credits: 1 Students who enroll in Band will be assigned to a performing group based on the recommendation of the director. (At Andrew, this course encompasses both the marching band and concert season.) In addition