Courses Offered

***Tutorials are offered before school starting at 8 am or after school until 4:15 pm. Due to the high number of classes taught, please schedule a time to come in for tutorials a day in advance with Mr. Wiley or Mrs. Williams****

Lionheart Singers:
Google Classroom code: vp6r490
What is it?
 
Lionheart Singers is an auditioned ensemble that performs a wide variety of choral music over the course of the school year. A great deal of focus is spent on sight-reading, vocal technique, and individual growth of students as a soloist. This varsity mixed choir class is made up of experienced singers, ready to work and perfect their craft. Because this is our top choir, students will be exposed to challenging pieces that will require practice at home.
 
Who takes it?
 
This class is open to all 9th-12th grade students.
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?
 
Students must go through an audition process in order to be in this ensemble. Students that are currently enrolled at LHS will need to schedule an audition appointment with both choir directors. Incoming freshmen will be auditioned at their home middle school campus during their choir class period. Auditions will be held in late April.
 
Audition Requirement: students will sight-read a varsity level musical example, vocalize to assess range and vocal quality, and sing either The Star-Spangled Banner or My Country ‘Tis of Thee.
 
What is expected?
 
Because of the difficulty level of our repertoire, students will be expected to practice their music at home. Students are also expected to maintain academic eligibility at all times, attend weekly sectional rehearsals outside of the regular class period, and participate in UIL contests and TMEA auditions. Taking voice lessons from a private voice instructor is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
 
Other information?
 
There is a participation fee of $100 for all students that are enrolled in this class.

Varsity Women's Choir:
Google Classroom Code: 480g4c7
What is it?
 
Varsity Women’s Choir is an auditioned ensemble that performs a wide variety of choral music over the course of the school year. A great deal of focus is spent on sight-reading, vocal technique, and individual growth of students as a soloist. This varsity women’s choir class is made up of experienced singers, ready to work and perfect their craft. Because this is a varsity ensemble, students will be exposed to challenging pieces that will require practice at home.
 
Who takes it?
 
This class is open to all 9th-12th grade students.
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?
 
Students must go through an audition process in order to be in this ensemble. Students that are currently enrolled at LHS will need to schedule an audition appointment with both choir directors. Incoming freshmen will be auditioned at their home middle school campus during their choir class period. Auditions will be held in late April.
 
Audition Requirement: students will sight-read a varsity level musical example, vocalize to assess range and vocal quality, and sing either The Star-Spangled Banner or My Country ‘Tis of Thee.
 
What is expected?
 
Because of the difficulty level of our repertoire, students will be expected to practice their music at home. Students are also expected to maintain academic eligibility at all times, attend weekly sectional rehearsals outside of the regular class period, and participate in UIL contests and TMEA auditions. Taking voice lessons from a private voice instructor is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
 
Other information?
 
There is a participation fee of $100 for all students that are enrolled in this class.

JV Mixed Choir: 
Google Classroom Code: 31w1a6
What is it?
 
Junior Varsity Mixed Choir is an auditioned ensemble that performs a wide variety of choral music over the course of the school year. A great deal of focus is spent on sight-reading, vocal technique, and individual growth of students as a soloist. This junior varsity mixed choir class is made up of experienced singers, ready to work and perfect their craft.
 
Who takes it? 
 
This class is open to all 9th-12th grade students.
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?

 
Students must go through an audition process in order to be in this ensemble. Students that are currently enrolled at LHS will need to schedule an audition appointment with both choir directors. Incoming freshmen will be auditioned at their home middle school campus during their choir class period. Auditions will be held in late April.
 
Audition Requirement: students will sight-read a varsity level musical example, vocalize to assess range and vocal quality, and sing either The Star-Spangled Banner or My Country ‘Tis of Thee.

What is expected?
 
At times, students will be expected to practice their music at home. Students are encouraged to participate in UIL contests and TMEA auditions. Taking voice lessons from a private voice instructor is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.

Other information?
  
There is a participation fee of $100 for all students that are enrolled in this class.

Non-Varsity Women's or Men's Choir:
Non-Varsity Women's Choir Google Classroom Code: oclmgl
Non-Varsity Men's Choir Google Classroom Code: mdnlogb

What is it? 

 

Non- Varsity Women’s or Men's Choir is an ensemble that performs a wide variety of choral music over the course of the school year. A great deal of focus is spent on sight-reading, vocal technique, and individual growth of students as a soloist. This non-varsity women’s or men's choir class is made up of experienced and inexperienced singers, ready to work and perfect their craft.
 
Who takes it?
 
This class is open to all 9th-12th grade students.
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?
 
Students must go through an audition process in order to be in this ensemble. Students that are currently enrolled at LHS will need to schedule an audition appointment with both choir directors. Incoming freshmen will be auditioned at their home middle school campus during their choir class period. Auditions will be held in late April.
 
Audition Requirement: students will sight-read a varsity level musical example, vocalize to assess range and vocal quality, and sing either The Star-Spangled Banner or My Country ‘Tis of Thee.
 
What is expected?
 
At times, students will be expected to practice their music at home. Students are encouraged to participate in UIL contests and TMEA auditions. Taking voice lessons from a private voice instructor is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
 
Other information? 

 

There is a participation fee of $100 for all students that are enrolled in this class.

 
IB Music:
Google Classroom Code: tfecn0
What is it?
  
Music SL IB is designed for music students with varied backgrounds in music performance. The aim of the IB music program is to give music students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world by enabling them to creatively develop their knowledge, abilities and understanding through performance and composition. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of music by performing, by using appropriate musical language and terminology in analyzing musical works from many and varied cultures and periods, and by exploring music through music theory, sight singing, composition, and so on.
  
Who takes it?
 
IB juniors & seniors
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?
 
Instructor approval, current active participation in a music ensemble or private lessons, music reading ability and advanced instrumental or vocal performance skills.
 
Other information?
  
IB students must take this course in conjunction with one of the school’s large ensembles (Band, Choir). Students are expected to complete the IB Standard Level (SL) Music and/or the AP Music Theory Exam in May.

AP Music Theory:
Google Classroom Code: lab86a
What is it?
 
Music Theory AP is an advanced course for students who will be majoring in music at the university level. The goal of this course is to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials of music. The study is by the development of the student’s aural, sight-singing, written, compositional, and analytical skills through the use of music literature.
 
Who takes it?
 
This class is open to all 10th-12th grade students.
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?
 
Instructor approval, current active participation in a music ensemble or private lessons, music reading ability and advanced instrumental or vocal performance skills. Students must also fill out an application provided by the instructor.
 
What is expected?
 
Because of the difficulty level of the concepts that are discussed in class, students should expect to have at least one hour of homework each day. Students will also be expected to sight-sing, write music using music notation computer software, and analyze musical scores and etudes on a daily basis.
 
Other information? 
 
Students are encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Music Theory to potentially earn college credit.

AVID 10th Grade:
Google Classroom Code: gb6f3wg
What is it?
 
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an in-school academic support program that prepares students for university eligibility and success. The AVID elective class is intended to be an elective choice for all four years of a student’s high school career. AVID places identified students in a rigorous curriculum and gives them the support to succeed therein. The AVID curriculum focuses on writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading (WICOR) and includes specific strategies for note taking, test preparation, and research.
 
Who takes it?
 
10th graders
 
What is required/what are the prerequisites?
 
Application process: oral and written interview process with the AVID councilor. 
 
What is expected?
 
The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support and motivational activities. Students are also expected to complete community service hours each six weeks.