PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

Music Courses

Concert Choir

Description: This course is open to any male or female in 9th through 12th gradewith an interest in singing. There are NO auditions, and ALL students are encouraged to participate without regard to present singing ability or previous musical experience. Daily rehearsals will deal with the development of the voice as a musical instrument, music reading and sight-singing skills, exploration of a broad variety of choral music, working together as a group, and performance members purchase their own uniforms, which they may either keep or sell upon exiting the class. The Concert Choir represents CAC in concerts, assemblies, and festivals throughout the Maadi/Cairo community.
Prerequisites: None
Credit: 1.0 credit
Length of Course: 1 year (may be repeated for credit)
Note: Concert Choir is designed as a year course, however under exceptional circumstances with the teacher’s permission, students are permitted to enroll for one semester only for 0.5
credit.

String Ensemble 1

This course is designed for music students in 9th through 12th grades who have at least one year of experience playing a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or contra-bass). Individual performance skills such as tone, technique, intonation and expression will be developed. Individual knowledge will be broadened in the historical and compositional techniques of Western music. Students are expected to develop independence in reading skills, sight reading and develop self motivation in the preparation of music. This is a performance course and all students will be expected to participate in several public concerts during the year. Enrollment in one of the string ensemble electives is required to audition for the Association for Music in International School's International Honor Orchestra. Students are expected to provide their own instrument but some sources are available for instruments. Contact the music teacher for help with obtaining an instrument.
Prerequisites: 1 year or more of previous study on a string instrument or teacher approval
Credit: 1.0 credit
Length of Course: 1 year
Note: Guitar is not taught in this course.

Symphonic Band

This course is a performance-based course for high intermediate and advanced musicians in 9th through 12th grades who have at least two years ofexperience on a band instrument. Students with less than two years of experience must have permission from the band director. The course is designed to help students interested in instrumental music to enhance their skills in the areas of aural development, musical literacy, interpretation and appreciation of differing styles and genres with an emphasis on development of advanced instrumental technique. Music selections will explore a variety of musical styles to include classical, wind band and pop to jazz. Students are expected to practice and prepare music outside of class time. Co-curricular participation in performances throughout the school year is an expectation and is an integral part of the band program. Members are eligible to audition for the AMIS International Honor Band.
More information is available from the teacher.
Prerequisites: 2 years of previous study on the instrument or teacher approval
Credit: 1.0 credit
Length of Course: 1 year (may be repeated in subsequent years for credit)
Note: Guitar, piano, and string instruments are not taught in this course.

Mixed Choir

This class is open to boys and girls in Grades 6, 7, and 8 regardless of musical experience or singing ability. Members of this choir will be introduced to 2-part and 3-part choral music. Singers will also learn rehearsal skills, how to read music and how to perform. Music reading is facilitated through work in the computer lab and the students record their work over the course of the year. Singers are required to bring a bottle of water to each rehearsal. The Mixed Choir will appear in a performance at the end of each trimester.
Prerequisites: None
Length of Course: One Year

Strings Ensemble

This course is designed for music students in Grades 7 and 8, along with eligible High School students, who have at least two years of experience playing a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or contra-bass) and have a desire to improve their musical skills. This course enables students to progress by focusing on more advanced bowing and vibrato methods, expression, intonation, sight-reading and repertoire. The course will enhance students' knowledge of classical music, encourage the value of self-motivation and create practical opportunities for local public performances. This course is performance based and all students will be expected to participate in several public concerts during the year. Enrollment in one of the string ensemble electives is required to audition for the Association for Music in International School's International Honor Orchestra. Students are expected to provide their own instrument but some sources are available for instruments. Contact the music teacher for help with obtaining an instrument. Prerequisites: Two years or more of previous study on a string instrument or permission of the teacher.
Length of course: One Year
Note: Guitar and piano are not part of this course

Concert Band

Concert Band 7/8 is a music course designed to teach musical concepts to seventh and eighth grade students through instruction on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. All instruction is done in a group setting with mixed instruments. All students in this class should have at least one year of instruction on their instrument as a prerequisite. The emphasis for this course will be to continue to develop ensemble, rehearsal and musicianship skills. Students will enhance independence in reading skills, sight-reading, and music theory while becoming more self directed in the preparation of music through various styles of repertoire. This course is a performance course and all students will be expected to practice daily and participate in several public concerts during the year. Most students will already own their instruments; however, some musical instruments may be leased or rented from the school. More information is available from the instructor.
Prerequisites: One Year of previous study on the instrument.
Length of Course: One Year (may be repeated in subsequent years)
Note: Guitar, piano, and string instruments are not taught in this course.

Beginning Band

Beginning Band is a music course designed to teach musical concepts to students who would like to learn a band instrument through instruction on woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments. Students may choose from one of the following instruments to play: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone (limited spaces based on tryout of instrument), trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone or percussion. All instruction is done in a group setting with mixed instruments. This course starts at the very beginning; students do not have to know how to read music or how to play a band instrument to join this class. Students will be expected to practice daily, and will also be expected to perform in public. Some musical instruments (flutes, clarinets, percussion kits, trombones, alto saxophones, trumpets) may be leased from the school on a 2-year “lease-to-buy” plan. Others are rented to the student for a yearly fee (tuba, baritone, tenor saxophones, oboes, bassoon). Instruments can be leased one year at a time. Prices of instruments vary depending upon the type and condition of the instrument. After 2 years, the instrument belongs to the student.
Length of Course: One Year
Note: Guitar, piano, and string instruments are not taught in this course.

Music course

Elementary Music education enriches personal and social life, contributes to the worthy use of leisure time, furnishes an avenue of emotional release and expression of feelings and ideas, and aids in the understanding of various cultures. At CAC, the elementary music program reinforces movement and coordination skills and develops the concept of cooperation for Grades KG-5. Furthermore, it provides special opportunities for advancing musical talent, placing priority upon literacy, musicianship, sensitivity, creativity and the understanding of musical concepts through participation and performance.
Objectives in Elementary Music are categorized into five conceptual areas: rhythm, melody, harmony, form and timbre. Students approach these objectives through a variety of experiences in which they move, speak, sing, listen, play, and notate. Lessons unfold through different stages of learning: imitation, exploration, improvisation, and visualization.

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