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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpgJin Yoshida

Art Staff:
Carrie McCoy
Jin Yoshida
Tamara Zibners

Drama Staff:
Wendy Hall

Music Staff:
Deanna Amend, John Converse, Rebecca Simons

Piano

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School.
√ Freshmen may take this class.

√ PIANO I

75558      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: None
Special Requirements: This course is for beginning piano students only. Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $50.00/year. This course meets requirements for fine arts or practical arts credit.
Description: This course is designed as a basic keyboard orientation for the beginning pianist. No previous musical experience is required. The ability to play simple two-handed compositions and chords should be the result of this class.

√ PIANO II

75559      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Special Requirements: This course is for students who have satisfactorily completed Piano I. Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $50.00/year.
Description: This course is designed as a continuation of the basic keyboard orientation for the beginning pianist. The ability to play medium difficult, two-handed compositions and chords should be the result of the class.

√ PIANO III

75560      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Special Requirements: This course is for students who have satisfactorily completed Piano II Lab. Student fees range up to, but not to exceed, $50.00/year.
Description: This course is designed as a continuation of beginning and intermediate piano lab. Daily technique exercises, ear training, and sight reading will be given. Performance of solos and ensembles for each other in the class is required as well as one recital evening each semester.

AP MUSIC THEORY

72533      1 Yr.     10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of two years of a music course or audition with an instructor.
Special Requirements: The course reflects skills required in the area of AP Music Theory as designed by the AP Curriculum. Student success in AP requires the following: counseling advisement, student commitment, teacher expertise, and administrative support. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that the student take the AP Music Theory exam at the end of the semester. The student incurs this fee.
Description: AP Music Theory is a college music course introducing the first-year student to musicianship, theory, musical materials, and procedures. This course incorporates a variety of titles: Basic Musicianship, Elementary Theory, Harmony and Dictation, Structure of Music. AP Music Theory emphasizes one aspect of music, such as harmony and integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture rhythm, form, musical analysis, elementary composition, and history and style. Musicianship skills such as dictation and other listening skills, sight-singing, and keyboard harmony are considered an important part of the theory course. The student’s ability to read and write musical notation is fundamental to this course. It is recommended that the student have acquired at least basic performance skills in voice or on an instrument for two years prior to taking this course. The goal of an AP Music Theory course is to develop a student’s ability to recognize, understand, and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the United State Department of Education Audio-Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster and respective pathways and the New Mexico