Instrumental Music

AMI1O, Instrumental Music, Grade 9, Open. This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life. Students will learn to play a woodwind or brass instrument and the course is open to all Grade 9 students regardless of musical background.

AMI2O, Instrumental Music, Grade 10, Open This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. This course emphasizes music performance on a band instrument. Recommended preparation: AMI1O

​AMI3M, Instrumental Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation. This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities. Prerequisite: AMI1O or AMI2O (both strongly recommended)

AMI4M, Instrumental Music, Grade 12, University/College Preparation. This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. They will also complete complex creative projects. Prerequisite: AMI3M

AMS1O, Instrumental Music - Strings, Grade 9, Open. This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life. This is an introductory course in strings (violin, viola, cello and bass), geared to senior students who have experience reading music. Recommended preparation: AMI1O or AMI2O

AMS2O, Instrumental Music - Strings, Grade 10, Open. This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology and history with specific application to string instruments. This course is a continuation of the material learned in AMS1O. Recommended preparation: AMS1O or AMI2O

Symphonic Band

AMR2O, (0.5 Credit) Repertoire, Grade 10, Open. This half-credit course focuses on the performance of Symphonic Band repertoire. This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. Co-requisite: AMI2O

AMR3M, (0.5 Credit) Repertoire, Grade 11, University/College Preparation. Part 1 This half-credit course focuses on the performance of Symphonic Band repertoire. This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Prerequisite: AMI1O or AMI2O (both recommended); Co-requisite: AMI3M

AMR4M, (0.5 Credit) Repertoire, Grade 12, University/College Preparation Part 2 This half-credit course focuses on the performance of Symphonic Band repertoire. This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Prerequisite: AMI3M; Corequisite: AMI4M

Jazz Band

AMH3M, (0.5 Credit) Stage-Band Music, Grade 11, University/College Preparation Part 1 This half-credit course focuses on jazz technique and the performance of jazz music. This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Prerequisite: AMI1O or AMI2O (both recommended); Co-requisite: AMI3M, AMR3M

AMH4M, (0.5 Credit) Stage-Band Music, Grade 12, University/College Preparation Part 2 This half-credit course focuses on jazz technique and the performance of jazz music. This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Prerequisite: AMI3M, AMR3M or AMH3M; Co-requisites: AMI4M, AMR4M

Vocal/Choral Music

AMV1O, Music - Vocal/Choral, Grade 9, Open This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life. Students will explore the vast repertoire of vocal and choral music ranging from the Middle Ages to the present, from Gregorian Chant to vocal jazz, with special attention given to Canadian folk music.

AMV2O, Music - Vocal/Choral, Grade 10, Open This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. There will also be an emphasis on sight-singing, solo and choral repertoire. Recommended preparation: AMV1O

AMV3M, Music - Vocal/Choral, Grade 11, University/College Preparation This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. Independently and in groups, they will also plan, market, and produce music productions, making use of appropriate technology, and will evaluate the results. Prerequisite: AMV1O or AMV2O

Guitar

AMG3O, Music - Guitar, Grade 11, Open This course develops students’ musical literacy through performance and the preparation and presentation of music productions. Students will perform works at a level consistent with previous experience. Independently and collaboratively, students will use current technology and the creative and critical analysis processes to plan, produce, present, and market musical productions. Students will respond to, reflect on, and analyse music from various genres and periods, and they will develop skills transferable to other aspects of their life and their careers. This course develops students’ musical literacy through performance on the guitar and the preparation of music productions on the guitar