Course Description - 0710 Instrumentals

The students in Instrumentals will learn skills and concepts in music and musicianship, as well as pursue an independent study to improve performance skills on their respective instrument. Units of study are basic music theory, aural skills, and music appreciation, concurrent with an established independent study on an instrument. Specific skills learned will be technical facility on an instrument, musicianship, reading music, writing music, key signatures, time signatures, and composition. In fulfillment of the independent study, students will give in-class performances on their instrument two times per six-week grading period and will collaborate with other artists and musicians in the school. The students enrolled in Instrumentals will also produce, promote, and perform at Rock the Box and other musical gigs outside of the school day.