Carteret High School Choir Course Offerings:
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CHOIR: Grades 9 - 12 - 2.5 Credits
Choir is a one semester course for the motivated student. Students who want to enroll in this course should have the desire to want to expand their vocal and musical knowledge. The ensemble performs at a high level of proficiency. Instruction is based on performance literature with an emphasis on public performances both in and out of school. In choir, concepts are taught through the areas of singing, listening, individual and group activities with a special emphasis given to intonation, style, musical symbols and structure.
HONORS CHAMBER CHOIR: Grades 9 - 12 - 5 Credits
Prerequisite: Placement in this group is contingent on a successful audition that takes place in the Spring.
Chamber Choir is a performance-based full year elective course designed to develop students’ personal maturity, vocal ability and musical aptitude at a collegiate level. Curriculum will be centered on carefully selected literature, composed for four or more part choir. While this course is open to all CHS students by audition only, those unwilling or unable to commit to the required performances each semester should not be enrolled. Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory.
CHORALE: Grades 9 - 12 - 5 Credits
Prerequisite: Placement in this group is contingent on a successful audition that takes place in the spring or by teacher recommendation.
Concert choir Chorale Chorale is a full year arts’ Vocal Music elective for students who enjoy singing and desire to study a wide variety of styles have a desire to enhance their musicality and musicianship. Repertoire includes. a variety of music from different regions of the world, singing in different languages concert masterworks, as well as Broadway, Jazz, Folk and multi-ethic works. The choir performs two concerts annually in December and May. Students enrolled in this course may also participate in competitions, festivals, and art-related field trips to concerts to further enhance their musical knowledge and performance experience. and operas
INTRO. TO PIANO/KEYBOARDING: Grades 9 - 12 - 2.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a vocal or instrumental music course at Carteret High School.
This course is designed for students who wish to develop basic piano playing skills or expand on their existing skills. Time in class will be spent both on and off of the keyboards. While playing, students will be working individually and in groups to master the techniques of playing and to learn the required pieces of music.
MUSIC THEORY: Grades 9 - 12 - 2.5 Credits
Prerequisite: Previous successful completion of Carteret High School vocal or instrumental music course.
This course is designed to develop skills in; reading music, listening to sounds and being able to identify and describe, discussing and analyzing music, so that beginning students will have a background to use in furthering his/her study of music. The student follows a progressive study of the writing and composing music. Musical understandings are basic knowledge of how music works as a language and how to use this language to communicate with others.