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Instrumental Music – Scott Newman

Curriculum

 

BEGINNING CONCERT BAND

Students taking this course are provided with a comprehensive study of music through Concert Band, Jazz Band and Pep Band opportunities. Solo and ensemble activities implemented in the course are designed to develop students’ skills in the areas of tone production, rhythm, music reading, critical listening, intonation, and musical expression. Students are required to participate in performance outside the school day. This includes performance with the Bishop Luers High School Pep Band at selected Friday night home athletic events.

 

Course Length: Semester or year

Weight Value: 0

Credits: 1/semester

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: None

 

 

INTERMEDIATE CONCERT BAND

Students taking this course are provided with a continued comprehensive study of music through Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band opportunities. Solo and ensemble activities are implemented in the course are designed to develop students’ skills in the area of tone production, rhythm, music reading, critical listening, intonation, and music expression. Students are required to participate in performance outside the school day. This includes performance with the Bishop Luers High School Pep Band at selected Friday night home athletic events.

 

Course length: Semester or Year

Weight Value: 0

Credits: 1/semester Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Beginning Concert Band

 

 

ADVANCED CONCERT BAND

Students taking this course are provided with a continued comprehensive study of music through Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band opportunities. Solo and ensemble activities are implemented in the course are designed to develop students’ skills in the area of tone production, rhythm, music reading, critical listening, intonation, and music expression. Students are required to participate in performance outside the school day. This includes performance with the Bishop Luers High School Pep Band at selected Friday night home athletic events.

 

Course length: Semester or Year

Weight Value: 0

Credits: 1/semester Grade Level: 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Beginning and Intermediate Concert Band

 

 

MUSIC HISTORY AND APPRECIATION

Students taking this course receive instruction designed to explore music and major musical style periods through understanding music in relation to both Western and Non-Western history and culture. Activities include but are not limited to: (1) listening to, analyzing, and describing music; (2) evaluating music and music performances; and (3) understanding relationships between music and the other arts, as well as disciplines outside of the arts.

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 0 Credits: 1

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: None

 

   

APPLIED MUSIC

Applied Music is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Choral or Instrumental Music. Applied Music offers high school students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction designed to develop and refine performance skills. A variety of music methods and repertoire is utilized to refine students' abilities in performing, creating, and responding to music.

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 0 Credits: 1/Semester

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, or 12

Laboratory course: The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined proficiencies and content standards are utilized.

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Instructor Permission for any Band student or Choral student

 

 

MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION (TBA)

Music Theory and Composition is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for Music and standards for this specific course. Students develop skills in the analysis of music and theoretical concepts. They develop ear training and dictation skills, compose works that illustrate mastered concepts, understand harmonic structures and analysis, understand modes and scales, study a wide variety of musical styles, study traditional and nontraditional music notation and sound sources as tools for musical composition, and receive detailed instruction in other basic elements of music.

 

Course Length: Semester

Weight Value: 0 Credits: 1/Semester

Grade Level: 11, 12

Diploma: Core 40, Honors

Prerequisites: Band, Choir, Applied Music or Music Appreciation by permission from instructor.

 

 

For more information, please contact

Scott Newman

(260) 456-1261 Ext. 3111 or email snewman@bishopluers.org