Music Department

CHARACTER & SCENE (DRAMA)
EDS211-EDS212

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9 – 12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course is a year-long introductory course for anyone who is interested in exploring Character & Scene development through dramatic plays and exercises. This course introduces students to drama, theater and some play production.

CONCERT CHOIR
NVS220/NVS221

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Concert Choir teaches students how to read musical notations and understand how to work within a group setting for an expanded understanding of voice training.

BEGINNING GUITAR
NGF200-NGS200

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
In this course, students are taught how to read musical notations and are taught working knowledge of simple chord forms. Students must supply their own guitar.

PIANO LAB
NPS251-NPS252

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: None
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Piano Lab is designed for beginning piano players and no prior music experience is required. Students learn basic music theory and perform simple piano music up to level three. Students who intend to become University Music Majors will be required to demonstrate keyboarding skills taught in this course.

MARCHING BAND
NBF250-NBS250

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: Band Instructor Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
This course combines instructions in performing band literature from different music periods with correct playing habits, sight reading, intonation, tonal balance, rhythm, and phrasing. Public performances outside of school hours are required.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE
NBF230-NBS230
(0 Period only)

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: Band Instructor Approval
John F. Kennedy High School – Course Catalog – 2017/2018 Page 49
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
Course teaches standard jazz band music including Dixieland, swing, and jazz-to-jazz rock. Students learn tonal balance, intonation, sight reading, improvisation, and phrasing and are required to participate in activities, practices and performances outside of school hours.

ORCHESTRA
NOS210-NOS211
(0 Period only)

Post

(a-g) / Elective
10 Credits
Grade Level: 9-12
Grade Level Restrictions: None

Prerequisites: Band Instructor Approval
(Satisfies the Electives Graduation Requirement)
For students who already play string instrument(s), this course expands fundamental techniques to include sight reading, ear training, phrasing, and new material. Students are required to participate in activities, practices and performances outside of school hours.