Courses Offered


Choirs for the 2020-2021 School Year

Concert Choirs:

Lionheart Chamber (Varsity Mixed): 5lgjt3e

Lionheart Treble (Varsity Treble): roabqax

JV Mixed: lcvkkcr

What is it?

Lionheart Chamber 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. This ensemble is made up of 10 - 12th grade students.

Lionheart Treble 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 treble class is made up of experienced singers, ready to work and perfect their craft. This ensemble is made up of 9th - 12th grade students who audition in late April - early May.

JV Mixed Choir is open to all Leander High School students who wish to perform a variety of choral music over the course of the school year. We focus on sight reading, tone quality, blending, and balance. This class prepares students for a varsity ensemble auditions held at the end of the school year and provides students with the opportunity to explore their voice, be challenged, and grow as a musician.

Audition Requirements?

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.

Other information?

There is a participation fee of $50 for all students that are enrolled in this class. There are four out side of class concert requirements, but no other homework.

Who takes it?

This class is open to all 9th-12th grade students.


Show Choirs:

Voices of Pride ( JV Show Choir): gqrjygm

Leander Legacy (Varsity Show Choir): 25fcck5

What is it?

Show Choir is an ensemble that is focused on movement and singing. They perform a variety of music from jazz to modern incorporating performance and connection to the audience in every rehearsal. This is a mixed ensemble made up of freshmen through seniors. This ensemble has the opportunity to be the singing ambassadors of the choir program by singing out in the community.

Who takes it?

This class is open to all 9th - 12th grade students. Varsity is by audition only. Auditions are held in late April - early May.

Students can receive fine arts credit OR P.E. credit for this class. Some students even take both Show Choir and Concert Choir.

What is a the required prerequisites?

There are none, but knowledge of basic music notation and dance will help the individual be successful.

What is expected?

Students will sing and dance in every rehearsal while pursuing a high expectation of performance and character development.

Other information?

There is a participation fee of $50 for all students that are enrolled in this class. There are four out side of class concert requirements, but no other homework.

academic classes for 2020-2021 school year

IB Music SL/HL:

IB Music SL: 4uk2a0

IB Music HL: 4z7ykm

What is it?

Music SL/HL 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. Music theory either through private lessons or by taking a music theory class at Leander High School.

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.

Music Theory:

AP Music Theory: xkfmt42

Basic Theory: ruq6nur

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. This class is for 11th and 12th grade LHS students and IB sophomores.

Basic Theory is a course for all students interested in music. This course focuses on music composition and music literacy. It is a great stepping stone to AP music theory, or IB music. All 9th - 12th grade students are welcome!

What is required/what are the prerequisites?

AP Music Theory: 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.

Basic Theory: no prerequisites!

What is expected?

AP: 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.