*New Courses*

2019-2020 School Year

 Sound Engineering & Recording
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

This course designed for students interested in live and studio audio production. Students will become familiar with aspects of live sound reinforcement (Microphones, Mixing Consoles, Equalizers, and Portable Audio Systems) as well as studio based audio (computer platforms, digital audio workstations, podcasting, etc). Through the use of this equipment, students will run live audio, record live performance, edit recordings, and produce recordings in the computer based studio. Students will develop real-world experience by designing and running sound reinforcement and recording for district music events and for high school music ensembles. This course will require some after/before school participation, dates and times to be chosen by the student.

Musical Theater
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None

This course serves as an introduction to the principles, fundamentals, skills, and historical context of musical theatre in the United States and abroad. Students will study the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Major units of study focus on the historical context of musical theatre, music, and dance, artistic perception and critique, aesthetic valuing, creative expression, and connections and applications of the Performing Arts to career aspirations and opportunities.

2020-2021 School Year

Advanced Musical Theater
Credit: 1.00 (2 semesters)
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Music Theater

This course is designed to further develop the principles, fundamentals, skills, and historical context of musical theatre in the United States and abroad learned in Musical Theater. Students will expand their knowledge of the work of the actor/singer/dancer and use their gained knowledge to develop as performers. Students will prepare and present as soloists as well as members of small groups and larger ensembles. Major units of study focus on the historical context of musical theatre, music, and dance, artistic perception and critique, aesthetic valuing, creative expression, and connections and applications of the Performing Arts to career aspirations and opportunities.