Music

Description:

The Music program is designed to teach students how to interpret and perform many contemporary musical styles from Rock to R&B, Pop to Jazz and Funk. There are three aspects of the program: performing, music theory and recording studio. Students perform four times a year, with one evening rock show off campus. Students will study music theory, arranging, songwriting, and the ins and outs of the music business. The audio engineering component of the program is unique in its approach to introducing students to recording, mixing, music production and live sound. Students receive instruction in recording, mixing, editing, a foundation in the physics of sound and electricity, and an in-depth survey of popular music fundamentals. With plenty of hands-on opportunities, students learn engineering techniques with cutting edge ProTools software. Students will record each other to create an album at the end of every year. Students who complete the program can further their education or enter into the workforce as a performer, composer, producer, sound mixer and more.

Curriculum:

Music Theory

Sight Reading/ Ear Training

Dictation

Songwriting

Performance

Audio Recording

Textbook:

The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals

National Standards: 

NCCAS: National Standards for Arts Education

College Credit:

Southern Maine Community College

MUSI 110- Fundamentals of Music (3 credits)

Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Career Prep

Fine Art

Is This Program A Fit?

I enjoy...

‣ Expressing my emotions while performing music

‣ Learning music technology

‣ Performing for an audience

‣ Playing an instrument and/or singing and developing new skills/musical mediums

I am able to...

‣ Be Assertive- in musical ideas and concepts

‣ Be a Learning Person- exploring various music genres

‣ Receive Feedback- listen and process feedback and be reflective in my strengths and weaknesses

‣ Sing and/or play a complete song and match pitch

I am comfortable with...

‣ Communication- effective communication to support collaborative professional relationships with my classmates/bandmates

‣ Reading- interacting with technical documents