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Jones College Prep Performing Arts Course Descriptions Vocal Music

Advanced Mixed Chorus I, II, III, and IV: Concert Choir Concert Choir Academy offers honors level choir experience by audition only. Students learn and apply music theory through performance experiences and score study, and practice advanced vocal and choral techniques for the experienced singer/performer. Students sight sing scores and exercises in 48 parts, practice independent score study, and have opportunities for solo and choral performances, including intensive world language study and coaching. Score study ranges from traditional choral repertoire, medieval through 20th century, European, American, and world language music. Study also includes stylistic techniques for ethnic and popular American genres. Movement and choreography techniques are developed for performances. This combined variety of higherlevel course sequences allows Jones College Prep to compete for scholarships at music conservatories.

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval, Beginning Mixed Chorus, Qualified by audition as a freshman Each year requires successful completion of the previous year

1 credit

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ AP Music Theory Instrumental/Vocal _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Students in AP Music Theory will prepare for the College Board Advanced Placement examination through indepth study of music theory. See the College Board’s website for specific course content.

All students are required to take the AP Test for possible college credit; the cost of the test per student/family is $87. Fee

reductions apply for students who qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program. Prerequisites: Previous participation in instrumental or vocal music 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Beginning Mixed Chorus (Regular)

This course is an introduction to the art of singing. It teaches students how to align the body, breathe using appoggio technique, and to use resonance balancing and register placement to correctly modulate vowels to achieve a healthy vocal sound. Students learn the art of performance through experience. Students study music theory and develop skills in reading and writing music, sight

singing with sol feggio. Prerequisites: none 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Class Voice for the Solo Singer 1

Students selected for this one semester course will work in a group, studying the physiology of the vocal mechanism and how it works in phonation and singing. Students will also prepare repertoire through score study, using the International Phonetic Alphabet for translation of world language pieces. In addition, students learn to execute a solo performance for audition and for group

critique.

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval, $20 Fee per semester _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .5 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Class Voice for the Solo Singer 2

Students selected for this one semester course will study vocal techniques in a group setting for the solo singer. They will also learn how to execute a solo performance for the group for rubric critiques. All students are required to independently research repertoire as well as translate works using the International Phonetic Alphabet as they continue study of the vocal mechanism and how it works in relation to phonation and singing. Students will coach and prepare an art song in English and a world language, as well as a musical theater/jazz or pop song for a jury exam, contest and/or audition. Students will work in ensemble performances in contest or recital. Fees for this class will cover accompanist fees and reproduction of repertoire copies.

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval, $20 Fee per semester

.5 credit

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