Course Code: 65374/65430/65420   
Course Level:  IB/Advanced/Academic 
Credits:      5.0 
Grade Level: 9 - 12 
Prerequisite:       *None (see below)

- 5.0 credits: Academic prerequisite: none

 - 5.0 credits: Advanced prerequisite: none; Students taking advanced credit will complete additional work.

 - 6.0 credits: IB prerequisite: teacher approval; students taking IB credit will meet for an additional class period before school once per week from 6:50am – 7:35am) per week.  Outside private study and practice are encouraged.

 
Description:  The Differentiated Proficiencies will be presented and discussed in the first weeks of class to allow for an informed choice of level. Students will select this level prior to the midpoint of the first marking period.

In this course the primary techniques of performance, vocal production, and music reading are taught. The choir repertoire will include music of all types and periods. In addition, an effort is made for the student to gain lasting enjoyment of music, to discover how to work effectively for and with others, and to appreciate the importance of the individual in the success of the group. The choir also provides the possible opportunity for pianists to gain accompanying skills.

Choir members can qualify for possible acceptance into select vocal ensembles. Students also have the opportunity to audition for All-State, Region, and Morris County Honors ensembles or to be selected for All-Eastern Chorus. Students are required to attend group lessons each marking period. Outside private study and practice are encouraged. All members are expected to attend a limited number of after school rehearsals and performances unless excused by the instructor.

The Differentiated Proficiencies will be presented and discussed in the first weeks of class to allow for an informed choice of level. Students will select this level prior to the midpoint of the first marking period. Students taking the IB Lab class should refer to the “IB Music” description in this guide.