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Fine Arts Programs

Performing Arts at the Math and Science Academy is a comprehensive instrumental and general music curriculum that allows students of all musical backgrounds to encounter and explore the musical genre. Instrumental and non-instrumental music courses will progress from a general knowledge of music to the beginning, intermediate, and advanced stages of musical performance

Performing Arts

Performing Arts at the Math and Science Academy is a comprehensive instrumental and general music curriculum that allows students of all musical backgrounds to encounter and explore the musical genre. Instrumental and noninstrumental music courses will progress from a general knowledge of music to the beginning, intermediate, and advanced stages of musical performance.

Band

Middle School Students interested in Band who are entering the 6th grade, will be placed in the Introduction to Band class if just beginning a new instrument or placed in the Concert Band if having had, at least, one year of experience on the instrument. Continuing 7th grade students will either be placed in the Concert Band for continuing experience or in the Wind Band which is a bit more advanced. All 8th grade students going into 9th grade will move into the Wind Ensemble.

World of Music 6 th grade

As a society, we tend to lock ourselves into a series of routines. We construct agendas, schedules, and timetables to the point that everyday tasks often become humdrum and boring. Well, the times they are “a changin’”. In this course, designed specifically for young, inquiring minds who have not become rigid and set in their ways, we will explore MANY new and exciting means of accomplishing those everyday tasks. Students will need on a daily basis to arrive to class with a pencil, a journal, and an inquiring mind. All additional materials will be required on an as-needed basis.

Introduction to Band: 6th -7th Grade

This course is designed specifically for the beginning instrumental student, the student who has never played a musical instrument before and/or the student learning a new instrument. Materials and techniques of instrumental performance will be presented and put to practical use according the National Arts Educational Standards for grades 6 through 8. The course will include rehearsals and performances.

Concert Band: 6th -7th Grade

This ensemble, designed for beginning to intermediate instrumentalists performs music at the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class I and II levels. These students possess a written and performing knowledge of theoretical and technical musical concepts appropriate to their skill level in accordance with the National Performing Arts Educational Standards for grades 6 through 7. These standards address issues such as solo/small ensemble/large ensemble rehearsal and performance, theory, terminology, and composition.

Wind Band: 7th -8th Grade

This ensemble is for the intermediate to advanced Middle School instrumentalist. Students will sight-read and perform music at the MSHSL levels of II and above, while addressing the theoretical and technical musical concepts appropriate with the National Performing Arts Educational Standards for grades 6-8. These standards address issues such as solo/small ensemble/large ensemble rehearsal and performance, theory, terminology, and composition. 15

Choir (For credit): High School

Now a curricular class - (0 hour for 9-12 grades, for credit) will be meeting on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8-9:10 a.m. 9-12 graders will have to sign up at the Back-to-school night or online to get credit. Attendance will be mandatory at all rehearsals to get credit recognition. 

Symphony (For credit): High School

Now a curricular class 8th hour for 9-12 grades, for credit will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. Attendance will be mandatory at all rehearsals to get credit recognition. 

Wind Ensemble: High School

This ensemble is for advanced instrumentalists. Students will sight-read and perform music at the MSHSL levels of Class II and above, while addressing the theoretical and technical musical concepts appropriate with the National Performing Arts Educational Standards for grades 9-12. These standards address issues such as solo/small ensemble/large ensemble rehearsal and performance, theory, terminology, and composition.

Wind Ensemble Online: High School

This is an online course specifically for those instrumentalists who cannot fit the curricular ensemble rehearsal into their daily schedule. Through the use of the online subscription rehearsal program, SmartMusic, and online class assignments, instrumentalists will cover the same material as the curricular course (see Wind Ensemble).


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