Music at Northwest High School

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Choir, Chamber A/B, Honors

0.5 credit per semester

Students sing a variety of music written for small vocal ensembles, often without accompaniment. Chamber Choir allows select singers to refine their vocal skills in the highly demanding small ensemble setting. The ensemble has a very active performing schedule and offers leadership opportunities for student conductors and soloists. A number of performances are given at school and within the community. This course may be repeated 3 times for credit.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
May be repeated 2 times

Chorus 2A/B

0.5 credit per semester

Students continue developing vocal techniques and experience a more varied and complex repertoire. They explore the historic, aesthetic, and cultural context of the music, as well as the social and intellectual influences affecting its development. A number of performances are given at school and within the community. This course may be repeated 3 times for credit.

Chorus 1B or audition
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit

Guitar 1 A/B

0.5 credit per semester

Students learn beginning guitar technique, including selected major, minor, and seventh chords; basic finger picks and strums; and tuning technique. Music theory and historical perspective are studied as they relate to guitar performance. This course is open to all students, regardless of music background.  The technological aspects of contemporary guitar playing are studied.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
May be repeated 3 times

Piano 1 A/B

0.5 credit per semester

Students learn to read music and acquire standard piano technique. This course is open to all students, regardless of musical background. Students develop effective practice habits and perform selections of gradually increasing difficulty as they progress independently. They listen to and analyze examples of excellent piano performance.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
May be repeated 3 times

Piano 1 A/B

0.5 credit per semester

Students learn to read music and acquire standard piano technique. This course is open to all students, regardless of musical background. Students develop effective practice habits and perform selections of gradually increasing difficulty as they progress independently. They listen to and analyze examples of excellent piano performance.

9 - 10 - 11 - 12
May be repeated 3 times