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MU_413 Q MEN’S ENSEMBLE

Length/Credit: 1 year - 1.0 Fine Arts credit

Other Info: No singing experience necessary. Fulfills state and district fine arts requirements. May be repeated for credit.

 No audition required.  This is a performance course that is an introduction to music through singing. We will explore mostly contemporary music such as pop and rock, as well as several other genres including classical. Students will learn to sing in harmony and be able to bring guitars or other instruments to accompany the group for rehearsal and performance. We will perform at the home choir concerts and the Eastshore choral events.

 

MU_533 Q VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Length/Credit: 1 year - 1.0 Fine Arts credit

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Concert Choir or permission from the instructor. Other Info: Fulfills the Washington State and district high school Fine Arts requirement. May be repeated for credit.  Students from this class are eligible to participate in the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble festivals and audition for state honor groups.

Auditions for this group will be in the fall.   Students must be enrolled in an ensemble that meets during the day to be eligible to audition. Vocal Jazz will meet outside of the regular day to accommodate students’ schedules. Students may travel in and out of state to attend festivals and competitions. This is a performance-oriented course for students who desire a high degree of specialized performance opportunities, small ensemble and solo singing.  We will perform Jazz and contemporary repertoire. Members of this ensemble are expected to be independent singers, highly motivated and committed to the group and its activities.

  

MU_503 Q CHORALE CHOIR

Length/Credit: 1 year - 1.0 Fine Arts credit

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Concert Choir.

Other Info: Fulfills the state and district high school Fine Arts requirement. May be repeated for credit. Students may travel in and out of state to attend festivals and competitions. Students from this class are eligible to participate in the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble festivals and audition for state honor groups. 10th-12th grade students in this ensemble would be eligible for Honors credit. See Honors: Music description.

 Permission from the instructor. Audition may be required.

This choir sings a wide variety of choral music including standard classics, popular American music, and music originating from other cultures. This is a performance-based choir which requires numerous day and evening concerts, contests, and musical events outside of

the school day. Students continue developing good vocal production, performance practice, and sight-singing skills. Musical teamwork, self-confidence, and a sense of accomplishment characterize what the singer realizes from the choral experience.

 

MU_403 Q CONCERT CHOIR

Length/Credit: 1 year - 1.0 Fine Arts credit

Other Info: Fulfills the Washington state (Benchmark 3) and district high school Fine Arts requirement. May be repeated for credit. Students may travel in and out of state to attend festivals and competitions. Students from this class are eligible to participate in the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble festivals and audition for state honor groups.

 No audition required.  This choir sings a wide variety of choral music including standard classics, popular American music, and music originating from other cultures. This is a performance-based choir which requires day and evening concerts, and musical events outside of the school day. Students develop good vocal production, performance practice, and sight-singing skills. Students are taught the knowledge and skills to become an independent singer. Teamwork, self-confidence, and a sense of accomplishment characterize what the singer realizes from the choral experience.

 

HONORS

Honors courses are an option for selected choir, band and orchestra performing ensembles. Enrollment requires successful completion of one year of high school band, choir or orchestra. While participating in a major performing ensemble, students will extend their understanding of music through involvement in a series of achievements. Students enrolling in Honors will:

  • Prepare and record an audition tape using the All-State, All- Northwest repertoire for the current year;
  • Rehearse with small ensembles in or out of class independent of teacher direction, and then perform the piece at the dis trict Solo and Ensemble Festival or teacher-approved alternative event;
  • Plan, research and develop an in-depth final music project;
  • Demonstrate competency in music theory, ear training and music history district assessments.

 

Honors Music provides a well-grounded foundation for college level study of music and/or a lifetime of participation in community ensembles