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Band

Instrumental students will not only have the opportunity to play in a large ensemble but they will also be able to receive individual instruction on their own instrument from expert tutors so ​that they can learn solo repertoire and chamber music. Many of our instrumental students are asked to perform for community groups around the area. Students will also be expected to study theory.

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INSTRUMENTAL COURSES  


AMR1OW – BAND MUSIC REPERTOIRE COURSE

Prerequisite: Audition

This course emphasizes the performance of band music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and there is a theory book fee of $20.00. Students will play in a concert band as well as receive tutorials on their own instrument with specialized tutors.

 

AMR2OW– BAND MUSIC REPERTOIRE COURSE

Prerequisite: AMR1OW

This course emphasizes the performance of band music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

This is a continuation of AMR1OW.

 

AMR3MW – BAND MUSIC REPERTOIRE COURSE

Prerequisite: AMR2OW, Corequisite: AMC3MW

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of band music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMR4MW – BAND MUSIC REPERTOIRE COURSE

Prerequisite: AMR3MW, Corequisite: AMC4MW

This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of band music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00. There will be a greater emphasis on individual performance.

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Piano

This program offers a high level of instruction in piano performance, technique, accompanying, and theory. A variety of musical styles including jazz, will be used to improve keyboard skills, sight reading, and harmonizing at the piano. Students learn  to compose their own music using computers in the classroom.

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PIANO COURSES 

AMK1OW - PIANO/KEYBOARD TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: Audition

This course emphasizes the performance of piano music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMK2OW - PIANO/KEYBOARD TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMK1OW or Audition

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of piano music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMK3MW - PIANO/KEYBOARD TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMK2OW or Audition

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of piano music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMK4MW - PIANO/KEYBOARD TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMK3MW or Audition

This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of piano music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

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Guitar

Guitarists will study both popular and classical styles using acoustic instruments and will be expected to read standard notation as well as tablature.  Students will also learn music theory as it pertains to the guitar.
 
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GUITAR COURSES β€‹

AMG1OW – GUITAR TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: Audition

This course emphasizes the performance of guitar music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMG2OW - GUITAR TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMG1OW

This course emphasizes the performance of guitar music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

  

AMG3MW - GUITAR TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMG2OW

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of guitar music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. A variety of guitar styles will be studied. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMG4MW - GUITAR TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMG3MW

This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of guitar music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00. This course is a continuation of AMG3MW. There will be a greater emphasis on individual performance.

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Strings


Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass are taught in a group setting by expert tutors. Students will work on solo repertoire and technique for evaluation as well as preparing ensemble pieces for community performances. Music theory will also be an integral part of the program.
 
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STRINGS COURSES 

AMS1OW - STRING TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: Audition

This course emphasizes the performance of string music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life. There is a theory book fee of $20.00

 

AMS2OW - STRING TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMS1OW or Audition

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of string music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. There is a theory book fee of $20.00

 

AMS3MW - STRING TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMS2OW or Audition

This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of string music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

 

AMS4MW - STRING TUTORIAL

Prerequisite: AMS3MW or Audition

This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of string music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. There is a theory book fee of $20.00.

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