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Voice Recognition

Music

Music Course Descriptions

CONCERT BAND
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Consisting of Concert Band, Marching Band, and Pep Band. Band is open to all students interested in instrumental music. Performances by the band include formal concerts, assemblies, graduation and parades. Additional activities such as concert tours, competitions, and exchange concerts are also scheduled on a year-to -year basis. In the past several years, the band has traveled to and performed in Orlando, Florida; Williamsburg, Virginia; Boston, Massachusetts; Cleveland, Ohio. Attendance at weekly sectional lessons and all performances is required.
 
CONCERT CHOIR
40 Weeks – 1 HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
The Chenango Forks High School Concert Choir is open to all students in grades 9-12 and of mixed voices. This course has an emphasis on developing vocal and choral skills and excellence in performance which rehearses every day. Performances are required and include the Chenango Forks Winter Concert, Spring Concert, High School Graduation, school assemblies, and other performance opportunities.
 
MUSIC THEORY
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course goes in depth into the fundamentals of music. The course covers basic notation, scales, keys, meter, rhythm, intervals and terminology, ear training, harmony, and musical form and structure. Students will have the opportunity to compose their own music, and view music composition in context. This course will extend students’ knowledge of classical and modern music as well as aid in students’ development as musicians.
PREREQUISITES: One-year enrollment in either chorus or band. Students should also have the ability to read musical notation.
 
NON-TRADITIONAL MUSIC
20 Weeks – ½ HS Credit
Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
Students will have an opportunity to explore music outside of the traditional music ensemble setting. Students will gain musical knowledge of many non-traditional instruments from around the world, such as ukulele, African drumming, and rock band instruments.

Music Dept. Staff

BRYANT, ALEXANDRIA
Music Teacher (6-12)
STARR, KENNETH
teacher
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