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    Course Title: Senior A'Capella

    Course Description:

    This is an advanced level choir.  Students may enroll if they have 1 year of choral experience or consent of instructor. Students perform at the fall, holiday, mid-winter and spring concerts as well as numerous performances in the community.  Change-up Pop Ensemble is part of this choir.  Each year there is a great variety of additional choir activities which are handled by the officers. Fee is $15.00.

    Enduring Understandings:
    • Artists communicate sensibility and meaning through visual & performing arts.
    • Artists manipulate their medium(s) to construct meaning.
    • An artist's ability to listen and interpret affects his or her ability to understand the art form.
    • A level of proficiency is necessary to communicate an artist's intent.
    • An artist's use of skills and techniques is a continual, repetitive learning process.
    • Artists present finished products or performance.
    • The critique process can lead to heightened awareness of aesthetics.
    • Critiques promote the use of art vocabulary.
    • The critique process is a valuable analysis of what takes place intuitively.

    Essential Questions:
    • How do form, content and context express and influence meaning?
    • How do elements (nouns) and principles (adjectives) facilitate the creative process
    • How do skill and technique enable the creative process?
    • How do we use critique to inform our art?
    Course Academic Vocabulary:
    Tempo, timbre, rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics 
    Course Units / Topics of Study:
    Music Theory, Sacred and Secular Literature, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Multi-Cultural, Musical Theatre