High School Music Curriculum


Moore Secondary Music Department

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High School Music Curriculum


AP Music Theory (2 semesters) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12

Course No. 7218                                                                                                                     
Prerequisite:  Must have been in band or choir at junior high level or play piano.
 
This is a college level course for any student who has a basic background in music.  The student will further develop his/her skills through musical analysis, elementary composition, dictation, sight singing, keyboard harmonization, written analysis, and other areas of music theory.  The student will be expected to take the AP Music Theory exam at the end of the year.  There is a workbook fee for this class, payable at the beginning of the school year.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Band # (2 semesters) Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: Pass performance requirements at the 9th grade level
Course No. 7100
This course is designed to develop the instrumental music literacy and instrumental music skills of each student.  Band is a performance class and students are required to participate in all performances.  Major performing ensembles include concert, marching, and pep bands as well as small ensembles.  Students may be assigned to performance groups fitting their needs through audition and the discretion of the band director.  Color Guard and dance program is an additional facet of the high school band.  Enrollment in this class requires year-long participation and must be continuous.  No student will be allowed to participate if he/she does not participate during every semester prior to enrollment.  Extenuating circumstances will be considered by the staff, but final decision is ultimately rendered by the director of bands.  Due to the large financial commitment by the district for each student, schedule changes are administrator generated only.

Applied Music: Jazz Ensemble # (2 semesters) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Audition
Course No. 7104
This is a very active performance group which has numerous public and school appearances each year. Jazz, pop, and rock styles will be learned and small combos and improvisation will be a part of the class curriculum. Concurrent enrollment in Band is required.

 

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VOCAL MUSIC

Concert Choir #  (2 semesters) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course No. 7206
Concert choir is a non-auditioned group of singers which uses three or four part music for mixed voices. Emphasis is on development of basic skills such as tone production, ear training, sight reading, and on expressive and artistic performance by individuals and the ensemble. A wide variety of musical styles are sung. Public performances by the choir are required. A uniform is required for this group and must be purchased at the expense of each individual. Those members who choose to participate in solo and small ensemble contest will be asked to pay the necessary entry fees.

Chamber Choir #  (2 semesters) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Teacher approval and audition
Course No. 7209
Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of about 40 - 60 singers who are expected to perform at advanced levels in all areas of vocal music (technique, sight-reading, languages, etc.). All styles of music are sung.  Members of this choir are required to participate in a number of activities (All-State Choir auditions, State Choir concerts, all concerts, solo and ensemble contests, etc.)  Some of these activities have an entry fee that must be paid by the student and a choir uniform is also required for all members of this group.  Passing grades must be maintained in order to remain a member of this group. Because of the involvement in OSSAA competitions, students must maintain academic eligibility in order to remain in the class.


Music Production #  (2 semesters) Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Teacher approval and audition
Moore High School and Westmoore High School only
Course No. 7215
This course will involve training in musical theater skills: singing, dancing, and acting. Participants will be asked to perform consistently in a public-relations troupe and must be in the cast or crew of the annual school musical. Auditioning skills will be emphasized. A costume fee will be involved. 



Freshman Choir  (2 semesters) Grade Level: 9
Prerequisite: Teacher approval and audition
Course No. 7207
Music sight-reading, vocal technique, and performance skills are developed in chorus. Standard treble choir literature and contemporary music literature are used. Public performances are required.  All styles of music are sung.  A uniform is required and must be purchased at the expense of the individual. Those members who choose to participate in solo and small ensemble contest will be asked to pay the entry fees necessary. Because of the involvement in competitions on a state level, students must maintain eligibility under the competitive activities guidelines.
 
Select Women's Chorus #  (2 semesters)  Grade Level:  10-12
Prerequisite:  Teacher approval and audition
Course No. 7211
Music sight-reading, vocal technique, and performance skills are developed in chorus.  Standard treble choir literature and contemporary music literature is used.  Public performances are required..  A uniform is required and must be purchased at the expense of the individual.  Those members who choose to participate in solo and small ensemble contest will be asked to pay necessary fees.  Because of the involvement in competitions on a state level, student must maintain eligibility under the competitive activities guidelines. 
 
Show Choir (2 semesters)  Grade Level:  10-12
Moore High School and Westmoore High School only
Prerequisite:  Teacher approval and audition
Course No. 7219
This course will involve training in musical theater skills:  singing, dancing, and acting.  Participants will be asked to perform consistently in a public-relations troupe and must be in the cast or crew of the annual school musical.  Auditioning skills will be emphasized.  A costume fee will be involved.
 
*"AP" designates Advanced Placement courses

 
 

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See a few examples of the power of music!

View El Sistema
April 13, 2008 5:30 PM

Through a system of early training and local orchestras, Venezuela has developed an orchestra that is world famous. Bob Simon reports. (This segment was originally broadcast on April 13, 2008.)

View Joy in the Congo: A musical miracle
April 8, 2012 4:51 PM

There's a remarkable symphony orchestra in the Congo, 200 musicians defying the poverty of their war-torn country and creating some of the most moving music we have ever heard. Bob Simon reports.
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