Program of Studies
The Music Department presents a variety of approaches to the study of music, designed to teach both music literacy and a perception of the expressiveness and uniqueness of music. A student may choose to study and experience music through instrumental and/or vocal performance. In addition, Intro to Music Writing and Advanced Music Theory courses are available to explore the structure of music. The performance courses (band and chorus) are sequential. Music literacy skills (music reading, sight singing, instrumental technique, tone production) are developed and refined each year.
In all these courses, the performing arts engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking and problem solving, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence. These are lifetime activities that should enhance the quality of student lives long after high school.