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Music

The Music Department develops skills in the areas of performance, theory and technology, as well as an appreciation of the art form. All students in performance classes attend weekly rotation lessons.

General diploma requirements include one unit of Art or Music. Students may elect a 5-unit sequence which includes Music Theory I, Music Theory II and three earned units in a performing group.


Orchestra

Prerequisite — Dept. Recommendation
The orchestra is offered to advanced players of all string instruments. Ability to play in positions and ability to sight-read in keys up to four sharps and four flats are required basic skills. The material includes serious orchestral literature as well as contemporary pieces. This class performs at graduation.

Grades 9-12
1 Unit

Concert/Marching Band

Prerequisite — Dept. Recommendation
This course is for advanced Brass, Wind, and Percussion students. Knowledge of the full range of the instrument, awareness of key signatures, and ability to sight-read in keys up to four flats and four sharps are required. Participation in this class is a basic step for membership in Orchestra and Stage Band. PARTICIPATION IN ALL MARCHING BAND
ACTIVITIES IS ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY.

Grades 9-12
1 Unit

Mixed Chorus

Prerequisite — Dept. Recommendation

This class is offered for singing musicians. Tone production, breathing, diction, phrasing, ear-training and sight singing are included. The material also provides for solo, ensemble work, NYSSMA preparation, and required pullout lessons.

Grades 9-12
1 Unit

Chamber Choir

Prerequisites — Dept. Recommendation and Audition

This course is designed for experienced singers who desire to participate in an advanced choral setting. This group performs independently of the Mixed Chorus. It is desirable that members also be registered for Mixed Chorus.

Grades 11-12
1 Unit

Chamber Orchestra

Prerequisites — Dept. Recommendation and Audition

This course is offered by audition only and is designed for the advanced players of string instruments. Members must be registered in Orchestra.

Grades 9-12
1 Unit


    

Staff

Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke
Director of Innovative Educational Opportunities/Art/Music
516-390-3128

Erik Carlsen
Music Teacher

Daniel DiPasquale
Music Teacher

Nicole Blier
Music Teacher


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