St. Mary's Dominican High School

Fine Arts

ART I

Would you like to be creative? Come and explore the world of art. Learn basic drawing and painting skills. Students experience the mediums of pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink and watercolor. Students learn to look at art through the study of the elements and principles of art. Prior experience is not required.

ART II

Students continue to explore the visual arts in a more concentrated manner. Through instructor driven projects and student choices, students will work in all mediums, adding acrylic painting, print making, graphic design and art journals.

ART III

Students continue to hone their skills, develop their unique style, and use all mediums including the Illustrator computer program. Students begin working on a presentation portfolio with instructor driven projects and student choices.

FINE ARTS SURVEY

The course includes components of dance, drama, music and art. Students study the history, terminology, and major works of these art forms through research, projects, and assessments.

BAND

BEGINNING BAND I

Beginning Band I is offered to all students joining the St. Mary’s Dominican High School band for the first year. To join, students in this course may have previous or no experience. Students must meet with the director in May to either select an instrument or play their instrument. The class consists of instrumental technique, music reading, beginning level of solo and/or small ensemble, theory and sight-reading. Students participate in concerts, parades, ball games and festivals. Students have the option to audition for the district honor band.

BEGINNING BAND II

Beginning Band II is offered to students who have successfully completed Beginning Band I. The class consists of the continuation of instrumental technique, music repertoire at the beginning level with solo and/or small ensemble, theory and sight-reading. Students participate in concerts, parades, ball games and festivals. Students have the option to audition for the district and state honor bands.

INTERMEDIATE BAND I

Intermediate Band I is offered to students who have achieved a higher level of music performance and who are proficient on their instrument. The class consists of ear-training, music repertoire at an intermediate level with solo and/or small ensemble, theory and sight-singing. Students participate in concerts, parades, ball games and festivals. Students are requested to audition for the district and state honor bands.

INTERMEDIATE BAND II

Intermediate Band II is offered to students who have achieved a higher level of music performance and who are proficient on their instrument. The class consists of ear-training, music repertoire at an intermediate level with solo and small ensemble, theory and sight-singing. Students participate in concerts, parades, ball games and festivals. Students are requested to audition for the district and state honor bands.

ADVANCED BAND I

Advanced Band I is offered to students who have successfully completed all four levels of band. This course consists of advanced ear-training, sight-singing, theory, solo and small ensemble, music writing and music repertoire at a higher level. Students participate in concerts, parades, ball games and festivals. Students are requested to audition for the district and state honor bands.

CHOIR

BEGINNING CHOIR I

Beginning Choir I is offered to all students joining St. Mary’s Dominican High School choir for the first year. Previous experience is not required. Beginning Choir I is a performance based elective offered to all students who are interested in learning vocal technique, choral music and moveable “do” based sight-singing. Students participate in the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts.

BEGINNING CHOIR II

Beginning Choir II is offered to students who have successfully completed Beginning Choir I. Students are expected to match accurately and perform increasingly difficult repertoire. Study of vocal technique and sight-singing continues. Students participate in the L.M.E.A. Large Ensemble Festival and the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts.

INTERMEDIATE CHOIR I

Intermediate Choir I is offered to students who have achieved a high level of proficiency in vocal technique and sight-singing. Students perform challenging choral repertoire and participate in the L.M.E.A. Large Ensemble Festival and the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts.

INTERMEDIATE CHOIR II

Intermediate Choir II is offered to students who have achieved a high level of proficiency in vocal technique and sight-singing. Students perform challenging choral repertoire and may choose to participate in the L.M.E.A. Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. All students participate in the L.M.E.A. Large Ensemble Festival and the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts.

ADVANCED CHOIR I

Advanced Choir I is offered to students who have achieved a high level of proficiency in vocal technique, sight-singing and solo performance. Students perform challenging choral repertoire and may choose to participate in the L.M.E.A. Solo and Small Ensemble Festival. All students participate in the L.M.E.A. Large Ensemble Festival and the annual Christmas and Spring Concerts.

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