• Music Department Course Offerings

     

    If you have questions regarding the music program, email Mrs. Goodemote (jgoodemo@nhart.org), Music Department Chairperson.

    The Music Department at the Senior High School includes:

    • Mr. Hollister
    • Miss Krumbach
    • Miss Wilcox

     

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    All students must earn a total of one credit in Music and/or Art.  Students may also fulfill this graduation requirement by completing Design and Drawing for Production (DDP).

     

    COURSES AT THE SENIOR HIGH

    CREDIT

    SCHEDULE

    PREREQUISITE

    Symphonic Band

    0.5 each Semester

    Alternate day all year

     

    Orchestra 0.5 each Semester Alternate day all year
     
     

    Choir

    0.5 each Semester

    Alternate day all year


    Music Theory

    0.5

    Alternate day half year

    Students must be or have been a member of a high school performing group or must be able to demonstrate adequate ability to play a musical instrument/sing. 

    Introduction to Theater

    0.5

    Alternate day half year

     

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
     
    SYMPHONIC BAND
    1  unit of credit (0.5 each semester)
    • Meets every other day for the full block (all year)
    • Two/three concerts per year
    • One lesson each cycle
    • Recommendation from Jr/Sr Hi director

     

    ORCHESTRA
    1  unit of credit (0.5 each semester)
    • Meets every other day for a full block
    • Admission based on recommendation from Jr/Sr Hi director
    • Two concerts per year
    • One lesson or small ensemble per cycle

     

    CHOIR
    1  unit of credit (0.5 each semester)
     
    • Meets every other day for a full block
    • Four concerts per year
    • One voice lesson per marking period
    • Participation in Perry choirs are encouraged, but no prior singing experience is necessary
     
     
    MUSIC THEORY
    ½ unit of credit
     
    Music Theory focuses on teaching the fundamentals of music reading and notation, with a strong emphasis on listening, dictation, improvisation, and sight-reading skills. Students will learn how to analyze, listen to, identify components of, and compose music of multiple genres and styles. This course is recommended for students who are serious about music and/or who plan to study music at the college level.
     
    PREREQUISITE:   Students must be or have been a member of a high school performing group or must be able to demonstrate adequate ability to play a musical instrument/sing. 
     
     
    THEATER 
    ½ unit of credit
     
    This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of acting and other aspects of theater.  Students will gain experience on the stage practicing diction, volume, staging, blocking, and movement.  They will become confident in moving comfortably on stage, developing a character, and improvising.  The course will include an overview of the elements of the physical theater that actors need to be aware of, focusing on backstage, on-stage and house elements.  Students will be responsible for performing various scenes and/or monologues, individually and in groups.  The course will include an overview of 'crew work' like set building, design and lighting.  It may also include a production performed by the class at the end of the semester as a final project.  This course can be taken more than once.