Instrumental & Voice Focus

Students on the Music Pathway gain experience with a primary instrument (including voice) through studio classes and a choice of ensemble.  Music students are encouraged to broaden skills through choosing a secondary instrument and through participation in Music Theory, Rhythm Lab, and Music History classes.

Suggested Courses

Level 1:

  • Intro Level Skills -  Piano 1, General Chorus, Guitar 1 (Percussion students take Rhythm Lab 1).

  • Music Theory or Rhythm Lab 1 - all music students, including percussion students.

  • Music Elective - General Chorus, Guitar 1, Piano 1, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble, Instrumental Music Ensemble.

    
Level 2:

  • Skills (audition for level) -  Voice Care and Techniques, Guitar 1 or 2, Rhythm Lab 1 or 2, Piano 1 or 2.

  • Music Theory or Rhythm Lab 1 - all music students, including percussion students.

  • Ensemble - General Chorus, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble, Instrumental Music Ensemble).

  • Audio engineering

 

Level 3:

  • Advanced skills (audition for level) - Solo Selections or Musical Theater Techniques, Rhythm Lab 2, Piano 2, Guitar 2.

  • Ensemble -  General Chorus, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble, Instrumental Music Ensemble.

  • Advanced Music Theory - For all upper level music students.

  • Ensemble - General Chorus, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble, Instrumental Music Ensemble).

   

Level 4:

  • Advanced Skills (audition for level)  - Solo Selections, Rhythm Lab 2, Piano 2, Guitar 2.

  • Ensemble - General Chorus, Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble, Instrumental Music Ensemble).

  • Ensemble or Music Elective - Music in Media or Music History (as offered).


*If teaching schedules allow, Individualized lessons - ideally 12 hours per semester per student