SSIS Link Handbook Compendium EA Courses & Curriculum ED HS Course of Studies 07 High School Courses 06 Fine and Performing Arts 2 Music

2 Music

    Music 1

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: None

    Homework: LIGHT

    This is a flexible course designed to highlight and enhance students strong points as musicians. There is a good amount of freedom for students to choose their unique path of development and knowledge. Each class will begin with basic music theory and understanding exercises.

    After the exercises are completed and checked, students are free to practice their instruments individually or in groups with their friends. During certain times, the entire class will play together as an orchestra. Each student is encouraged to develop research skills on their computer in finding appropriate and interesting repertoire.    Public performances are encouraged in either one of the monthly recitals or at a major concert depending on the individual progress.

    Textbook: Berkley Music Theory 1, Berkley College of Music

    Music 2

    Grade: 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: None   

    Homework: LIGHT

    Music 2 also is based on a flexible model designed to best meet the needs of each individual student. The class format is similar to Music 1 however the material is far more advanced. Students will also be expected to perform at a higher level of accomplishment. Students are encouraged to form groups with their friends and at certain times of the year the whole class will learn larger works to perform together. Music 2 in it’s final stage will begin to engage students on an IB music forum to enable a smooth  transition to IB Yr1. Classes will begin with theory exercises explaining some of the fundamental ways in which music is structured and different types of logic that are employed when constructing a music composition or improvisation.  

    Textbook: Berkley Music Theory II Berkley College of MusicTextbook: Berkley Music Theory II Berkley College of Music

    Advanced Music

    Grade: 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation

    Homework: LIGHTThe advance music class is open to all eligible students who are interested in pursuing an advanced level of music understanding. The program will accommodate two interests, as this class will take place during the same period as IB Music.  Students can choose from two options:  1)  take the course and have their studies focus on the IB requirements and prepare to take the IB exam.   2) complete an advanced  SSIS music course without IB focus or external exam. While the general program is based on an IB curriculum,  it is flexible in order to include non IB students who will follow the coursework without writing the IB final exam or complete the IB comparative paper. Students taking this course will have advanced music designated on their transcript and report card, not IB or AP.

    Music Performance Techniques

    Grade: 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite:  None

    Homework: LIGHT

    A new course for students interested in playing and performing Rock, Jazz and Pop and Classical styles. If students play drums, guitar, saxophone etc. or like singing, or want to learn how to, they will join one of several ensembles and practice for performance at school concerts and, in the future, provide the backing for a school musical. Songs will be selected by students and practices will be largely student-led. There will be opportunities for students to learn to play an instrument such as guitar, keyboard or drums. Students who have never played an instrument can learn to play in a beginner’s section of this class. This is a class for expert players, total beginners and everyone in-between. The emphasis is on playing, performing and thinking up great names for the bands.

    IB Music SL, year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0        

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    For IB Music SL course specifics: http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/music-brief-sl-en.pdf

    This course will not be limited to only IB students however the groundwork of music understanding as defined by IB will be covered. Within these perimeters there are numerous possibilities for students to supercharge their musical progress. The aim of the IB music program is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world. It enables them to develop their knowledge, abilities and understanding through performance, composition (optional) and listening. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of music by performing solo and in a group, and by using appropriate musical language to analyze musical works from varied cultures and periods. The IB Music course is designed to allow students to choose the focus for their studies e.g. rock, pop or classical. A great IB Music student can be a heavy metal guitarist or a classical flute player. All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to express dedication.

    Textbooks: A History of Western Music: Grout

    Tonal Harmony An introduction to 20th Century Music:Stephan Koska 

    IB Music SL, Year 2

    Grade: 12  Length: Second of 2 years  Credit: 1.0                  

    Prerequisite: IB Music SL, Year 1

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    Students will extend skills and knowledge acquired in IB Year 1 Music. Students will be preparing coursework for external and internal assessment including a written examination based on music studied, a 2,000 word Musical Links Investigation (the focus for this is chosen by the student), and a 15-minute recording of solo performances (e.g. Piano or Guitar). Students have the option of submitting a 30-minute recording of group performances (e.g. Rock Band, Choir or String Orchestra) instead of solo performances. They can also drop performance altogether and work on the composition of 2 pieces of music. Standard Level Music provides a number of options to suit the candidate’s strengths and interests.

    Textbooks: A History of Western Music  Grout

    Tonal Harmony An introduction to 20th Century Music: Stephan Koska

    IB Music HL, year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0         

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    For IB Music HL course specifics: http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/music-brief-hl-en.pdf

    This course is designed for music students with solo performance experience and an interest in composing music. The aim of the IB music program is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world. It enables them to develop their knowledge, abilities and understanding through performance, composition and listening. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of music by performing solo and in a group, and by using appropriate musical language to analyze musical works from varied cultures and periods. The IB Music course (HL) is designed to allow students to choose the focus for their studies e.g. rock, pop or classical. A great IB Music student can be a heavy metal guitarist or a classical flute player. All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to work hard. It is important to note that both solo performance and composition (creating original music) are mandatory.

    Textbooks:A History of Western Music  Grout

    Tonal Harmony An introduction to 20th Century Music: Stephan Koska

    IB Music HL, year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                          

    Prerequisite: IB Music HL, Year 1

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    This year will focus on the completion and revision of course work. Students will be preparing work for external and internal assessment including a written examination based on music studied, a 2,000 word Musical Links Investigation (the focus for this is chosen by the student), a composition of 3 original pieces of music, and a 20 minute recording of solo performances (e.g. Piano, Guitar). The principal difference between SL and HL is that in HL, composition is compulsory and performance must be of a high standard.

    Textbooks: A History of Western Music  Grout

    Tonal Harmony An introduction to 20th Century Music: Stephan Koska

     

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