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AHS Music Courses

Grade 9 Instrumental Music, Repertoire

AMR1O1

Do you love to perform?  Are you looking forward to special opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom?  Then AHS MUSIC is for you! Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir, a cappella singers and Music Council are all open to you if you take grade nine music.  This grade nine repertoire instrumental course is open to new and experienced musicians who want to be involved in making good music.  It is the grade nine performing group, occurring outside of the regular school day, and goes all year long.  This course helps with the continuation of the improvement of skills during the semesters students are not in the daytime music class. If you plan to take music in high school this course, paired with the course below, is the recommended start.  Through sectional rehearsal and full band rehearsal, students complete the activities necessary to earn this full credit and to continue their instrumental music skills. This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding, and reflect upon their own performances as well as that of other ensembles they are exposed to. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use.  Students are encouraged to take the accompanying daytime credit below to participate in the special opportunities offered to the grade nine music students.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: Open

GRADE: 9

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMU101


 

Grade 9 Instrumental Music

AMU1O1

Music at Aurora High offers outstanding experiences outside the classroom and develops life-long friendships. This grade nine instrumental music course is open to new and experienced musicians who want to be involved in making good music. This daily music class offers students amazing opportunities to improve their performance skills and occurs in their very first semester of high school.  The learning curve in this course is exponential.  If you plan to take music in high school this course, paired with the course above, is the recommended start. This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music, of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.   Students are encouraged to take the accompanying repertoire credit above to be able to participate in the special opportunities offered to the concert band in second semester of grade nine. Get involved. It’s worth it.

CREDIT:1

TYPE: Open

GRADE: 9

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMR1O1 - Music, Repertoire


 
 

Grade 10 Instrumental Music, Repertoire

AMR2O1

This Grade Ten Instrumental Repertoire course is a continuation of the repertoire course offered in grade nine and helps bridge the learning gap in the year between the grade nine and ten day courses. It is the formation of the Grade Ten Symphonic Band performing group, consisting of band rehearsals and sectionals throughout the school year. Students enrolled in this course are eligible to perform at concerts, in festivals, and on tour.  It is recommended that students have already taken AMU101 and AMR101. This course emphasizes performance of music at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include participating in creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of music, including the elements, and terminology.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: Open

GRADE: 10

 

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMU201


 

Grade 10 Instrumental Music

AMU2O1

This Grade Ten Instrumental Music Course occurs in semester two and is a continuation of the concepts learned in AMU1O1. Students grow so much in their musicianship and performance skills in this daily grade ten music class. This amazing course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience.  Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities.  Students will develop their understanding of musical conventions, practices and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities.  They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities and cultures through the exploration of the history of the American Jazz Idiom.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: Open

GRADE: 10

 

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMR201- Music Repertoire


 

 

Grade 11 Instrumental Music, Repertoire

 

AMR3M1

Welcome to Senior Music at Aurora High!  This Grade Eleven Instrumental Music Repertoire Course is a full-credited music course outside of the school day, from September to June. It begins in in the semester the students are not in class and thus bridges the gap between grade 10 and 11 music classes. It is recommended that you also take AMU3M1.   Participation in this course along with the semester two daytime course allows students the performing opportunities given to the grade 11 Wind Ensemble (concerts, festivals, tours etc).  This course develops students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music and preparation of musical productions. Students will perform appropriate works, particularly works in contemporary popular styles.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: University/College

GRADE: 11

 

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMU3M1


 

Grade 11 Instrumental Music

AMU3M1

This grade eleven instrumental music course is the continuation of the grade ten instrumental course and offers students new challenges and new opportunities at the senior level.  Student leadership across the music department is fostered here.  Performance growth is exponential in this course.  AMR3M1 has prepared the students to continue the learning process now on a daily basis. This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music. Students will have opportunity to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music.  Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises, and repertoire, and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting upon, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances.  Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: University/College

GRADE: 11

 

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMR3M1, Music Repertoire

 

 


 

Grade 12 Instrumental Music, Repertoire

AMR4M1

This grade twelve instrumental music repertoire course is a full credited course beginning in September and ending in June, (Culminating in the semester the students are not in class). It takes the students through their final semester of high school together, ending their high school experience with a final culminating performance.  Participation in this course allows students the performing opportunities given to the grade 12 Wind Symphony.  This course develops students’ artistic knowledge and skills through the performance of music and preparation of musical productions. Students will perform appropriate works, particularly works in contemporary popular styles.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: University/College

GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITE: AMR3M1 - Music, Repertoire

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMU4M1

 

 

Grade 12 Instrumental Music

AMU4M1

This grade twelve instrumental music course is the continuation of the grade eleven instrumental course and offers students new challenges and new opportunities at the grade 12 level. Student leadership and involvement with our elementary partner schools, plays a big role in this course.  It is the culminating experience of Music at Aurora High School.  Students are exposed to music at a challenging level and are well equipped for post-secondary music by the end of the course. This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period and the twentieth century. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills, leadership skills and the ability to work independently. This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music.  Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances.  Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures.  Students will analyze how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

CREDIT: 1

TYPE: University/College

GRADE: 12

PREREQUISITE: AMU3M1 - Music

If you take this course, it is recommended that you also take AMR4M1, Music Repertoire

 


 



 

 
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