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Vocal Workshop 2014

 

Middle School Beginning Band

This course is designed for the middle school student with little or no instrumental experience. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills of instrumental performance, with study and performance of grade one repertoire from various styles and periods of history. Basic music theory is introduced. Two performances per year are required. This course requires additional fees for equipment rental.

Middle School Concert Band

This course is designed for the instrumentalist with at least one year of experience in performing ensemble and/or private lessons. Emphasis is placed on the intermediate skills of instrumental performance, with study and performance of grade two repertoire from various styles and periods of history. Study of intermediate music theory and harmony is included. Four performances and one adjudicated contest is required per year. This course requires additional fees for equipment rental.

Girl's Choir

Girl’s Choir is a performing vocal ensemble for any female students in grades 6-8. The focus of the choir is to introduce students to the fundamental of choral/vocal performance and to prepare them for future success in high school music ensembles. Musical and vocal concepts will be learned through performance as well as in classroom work. This choir will perform alone and combine with the Boy’s Choir to create a mixed ensemble. Members are required to perform in at least four performances each year. (Year-long course)

Boy's Choir

Boy’s Choir is a performing vocal ensemble for any male student in grades 6-8, or high school students who have never been a member of a PSM band or choir. The focus of the choir is to introduce students to the fundamentals of choral/vocal performance. Musical and vocal concepts will be learned through performance as well as classroom work. This choir will perform alone and combine with the Girl’s Choir to create a mixed ensemble. Members are required to perform in at least four performances each year. (Year-long course)

Prep Choir

Prep Choir is a performing vocal ensemble for any female student who has not been a member of a PSM band or choir, and desires to expand her skills as a singer and musician. Students rehearse and perform music in a variety of styles and in the process develop music reading skills and an appreciation of music. This choir will be required to perform in at least four performances each year. Year-long course

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is an intermediate performing ensemble for any female student who has successfully completed a year in any PSM choir. Students in this ensemble will master vocal works which vary in style and level of difficulty. The choir will be required to perform approximately six times per year. Year-long course. Prerequisite: audition or permission of the teacher.

Chamber Choir

Chamber Choir is the vocal ambassador for Providence St. Mel School. This mixed choir challenges itself to be a college-level performance ensemble with motivated and musically literate students. Emphasis is placed on individual vocal development. Members are encouraged to take private piano and/or voice lessons. Students will master advanced works in a variety of styles. The choir will be required to perform approximately eight to ten times per year. Year-long course. Prerequisite: audition or permission of the teacher.

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is designed for the high school student with little or no instrumental experience. Emphasis is placed on fundamental skills of instrumental performance, with study and performance of grade one repertoire from various styles and periods of history. Basic music theory is introduced. Two performances each year are required. This course requires additional fees for equipment rental.

Concert Band

Concert Band is designed for the instrumentalist with at least one year of experience in performing ensemble and/or private lessons. Emphasis is placed on the intermediate skills of instrumental performance, with study and performance of grade two repertoire from various styles and periods of history. The class will include intermediate music theory and harmony. Four performances and one adjudicated contest per year are required. This course requires additional fees for equipment rental.

Symphonic Choir

Symphonic Band is designed for the advanced instrumentalist; entry is by audition or instructor recommendation. Emphasis is placed on the advanced skills of musical performance, with study and performance of grade three repertoire and above from various styles and periods of history. The class will include the study of advanced music theory and harmony. Four performances, one adjudicated contest and one clinic per year are required. This course requires additional fees for equipment rental.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band is designed for the intermediate to advanced instrumentalist interested in the study and performance of jazz music. Emphasis is placed on improvisation, jazz harmony, and jazz style. Three performances per year are required. Jazz Band meets after school two times/week. 100 Service/Membership points are awarded per quarter for participation. Attendance is mandatory. This course requires additional fees for equipment rental.

Drum Line

Drum Line is designed for the intermediate to advanced percussionist interested in skill development in a marching band type of setting. Marching instruments are used. Emphasis is placed on discipline, rudiments, cadence study, and precision. Three performances per year are required. Drum Line meets after school two times/week. 100 Service/Membership points are awarded per quarter for participation. Attendance is mandatory. This course requires additional fees for instruction.

Music Appreciation

Music appreciation is a semester course designed for the student interested in an eclectic study of music. A variety of topics are explored including: world music, composers and composition, acoustics, performance, music theory, improvisation and specific musical styles. Music appreciation is a ” hands on ” course; students are expected to create several projects using a variety of mediums.