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Fine Arts curriculum

This is a course designed to introduce students to a variety of visual media. Students will learn how the elements and principles of art are used in design. Students will view historical pieces, discuss historic culture and practice techniques used to develop a better understanding of art. Art criticism will be used to critique various works of the past and present in order to increase knowledge and appreciation of art in our world. The students will look at art through a Christian perspective in order to strengthen their own beliefs and become better equipped to communicate their ideas. Time spent in this course will be in sampling ch udying articles, and practicing two-dimensional design.

This is a course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of 3D design. Students will learn a visual vocabulary and be introduced to the elements of art. Students will also study the principles of design and put to use and practice 3D design through creating a series of projects. The students will view historical pieces, discuss historic culture, practice techniques, and critique various works of the past and present in order to increase knowledge and appreciation of today’s art world. The students will look at art through a Christian perspective in order to strengthen their own beliefs and become better equipped to communicate their ideas. Time spent in this course will be in sampling media, viewing historic works, studying articles, and practicing three-dimensional design.

This is a course designed to build on ideas learned during the introduction to 2D course. The students will view historical pieces, practice techniques used to develop current principles, and critique various works of the past and present in order to increase knowledge and appreciation of art. The students will look at art through a Christian perspective in order to strengthen their own beliefs and become better equipped to communicate their ideas. Time spent in this course will be in sampling choice media, viewing historic works, studying articles, and practicing two-dimensional design.

This course is designed to help students earn college level credit and advanced college placement while in high school. Students begin this course during the summer months prior to the meeting time of the high school year. Students continue to investigate, develop, and create art works throughout the first and second semester high school year. Special emphasis will be made to encourage students to express and discuss their Christian faith as elements of their artwork. Students must work within the AP Studio Art framework as set forth by the collegeboard. This framework requires that students submit an extensive portfolio showing examples of works within three defined areas of investigation: Breadth, Concentration, and Quality. (C1) At the end of the school year students submit a portfolio of chosen works showing Breadth, Concentration, and Quality of their work.

This course is designed to help students earn college level credit and advanced college placement while in high school. Students begin this course during the summer months prior to the meeting time of the high school year. Students continue to investigate, develop, and create art works throughout the first and second semester highschool year. Students are encouraged to consider their Christian perspective as possible influences within their art work. Students must work within the AP Studio Art framework as set forth by the collegeboard. This framework requires that students submit an extensive portfolio showing examples of works within three defined areas of investigation: Breadth, Concentration, and Quality. (C1) At the end of the school year students will submit a portfolio of chosen works showing Breadth, Concentration, and Quality of their work.

Intermediate Concert Band is based on the Indiana Academic Standards for High School Instrumental Music. This course includes a balanced comprehensive study of music that develops skills in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains. Ensemble and solo activities are designed to develop elements of musicianship including tone production, technical skills, intonation, music reading skills, listening skills, analyzing music, studying historically significant styles of literature, and integration of other applicable disciplines. Students study a varied repertoire of developmentally appropriate concert band literature and develop the ability to understand and convey the composer's intent in performance of music. Time outside of the school day may be scheduled for rehearsals and performances. A limited number of public performances may serve as a culmination of daily rehearsal and musical goals. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom.

Vocal Ensemble is where the foundation for proper singing technique and music literacy is built. Students learn how to breathe with their diaphragm, shape vowels, master diction and related skills as they progress towards advanced singing. Students also learn how to read music, decipher rhythm, and communicate in the language of music. Appreciation for a variety of musical styles is taught. Each class will focus on unique singing challenges in the male and female developing voice. God has given us a great gift in music – our response is to develop that talent to the best of our ability. Vocal Ensemble is open to all students in grades 9-12, regardless of musical background.

Prerequisites: Chamber Choir is open to students in grades 10 – 12. Audition times may be scheduled directly with the director.

Credits: 2

Chamber Choir offers the opportunity for students to be challenged in their music making at the advanced level. Singing and musicianship skills are refined and the student’s God-given talents are developed to the very best of their ability. This auditioned group has the privilege of being a very visible ambassador for Lutheran High school in and around the Indianapolis area as well as throughout North America. Members of this group perform music from all time periods and genres, and continually work on their sight-reading and rhythm reading skills.

Music Theory and Composition is designed to enable students to increase their understanding of the foundations, forms and styles of music. The emphasis of the course is the fundamentals of music including melody, harmony, and rhythm. Students will not only learn how to read and interpret the language of music, they will also learn to create music as we study the compositional process. God has blessed us with the tremendous capability to create and analyze – this class will help students fully appreciate these art forms. This course will fully prepare students to be successful in AP Music Theory. There are no pre-requisites for this class.

AP Music Theory is a course based on the content established by the College Board. Through reading, notating, composing, singing, and listening to music, students will develop musical skills that will lead to a thorough understanding of music composition and music theory. The main emphasis of study is placed on standard Western tonal repertoire, but music of other stylistic periods will be studied as well. This course integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, and history, and style. The student will gain a deep appreciation of God’s gift of music to us – and the intricacies of its creation as a testament to the Creator. The student’s ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental to this course, aand it is also assumed that the student has acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on an instrument and has received the instruc prepares students to take the Advanced Placement exam in May.

 

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

The purpose of Piano Lab is to teach fundamental piano technique including posture, hand position and keyboard orientation. Students will experience a wide range of standard repertoire, will improve their note-reading skills, and will grow as a musician due to daily practice time. During the course of study, students will learn the basics of music theory, music history, and will improve their overall musicianship. Students of all abilities (beginner, intermediate, advanced) are encouraged to develop their God-given musical talents. This class may be taken as many times as a student wishes. There are no pre-requisites to enroll in Piano Lab. Prior piano experience is not required. Students are required to participate in performance opportunities outside of the school day that support and extend learning in the classroom. Instruction is also offered at the beginning level. Students who desire to learn how to play a standard band instrument are also welcome in this class.