Music

  • Don Devany, Department Chairperson – MVHS
  • Jonathan Lauff, Department Chairperson – NVHS
  • Mark Duker, Department Chairperson – WVHS

The Music Department encourages each student to explore his or her own capabilities in the area of Fine Arts. Music study helps students develop skills in creative problem solving, working as a team, logical reasoning, making value judgments, and communicating.  It promotes cultural awareness and provides unique opportunities for self-expression and creativity.  Through the courses listed below, students are offered the opportunity to perform, develop aesthetic awareness and appreciation, and acquaint themselves with various aspects of music theory and history.

Music Course Listings

VOCAL COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MUSC1004 Cecillian Singers Yr. 9 None
MUSC1005 *Bass Chorus Yr. 9-12 None
MUSC2003 Treble Choir Yr. 10-12 Audition
MUSC2004 *Concert Choir Yr. 10-12 None
MUSC2005 *Varsity Singers Yr. 10-12 Audition
MUSC2002 *Varsity Chamber Singers Yr. 10-12 Audition
MUSC4001H *Honors Varsity Chamber Singers Yr.12 Audition, Previous HS Choral Experience and Instructor approval

ORCHESTRAL COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MUSC1012 *Concert Orchestra Yr. 9 Previous Orchestra Experience and/orTeacher Recommendation
MUSC1008 *Concert Strings Yr. 9 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC2008 *Symphonic Orchestra Yr. 10-12 Previous Orchestra Experience and/or Teacher Recommendation
MUSC2006 *Symphonic Strings Yr. 10-12 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC1003 *Chamber Orchestra Yr. 9-12 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC1007 *Chamber Strings Yr. 9-12 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC4002H *Honors Chamber Strings Yr.12 Audition, Previous HS Orchestra Strings Experience, and Teacher Recommendation

BAND COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MUSC1011 *Concert Band Yr. 9 Previous Band Experience and/orTeacher Recommendation
MUSC1006 *Concert Winds Yr. 9 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC2009 *Symphonic Band Yr. 10-12 Previous Band Experience and/orTeacher Recommendation
MUSC2007 *Symphonic Winds Yr. 10-12 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC1010 *Wind Symphony Yr. 9-12 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC1009 *Wind Ensemble Yr. 9-12 Audition and Teacher Recommendation
MUSC4003H *Honors Wind Yr.12 Audition, Previous HS Band Experience Ensemble &andTeacher Recommendation

THEORY COURSES

Course# Title Level prerequisite and/or recommended course work includes
MUSC2000 Music Theory Sem. 10-12 None
MUSC2001A AP Music Theory Yr. 10-12 Music Theory, Online Music Theory, Summer Online Music Theory and/or proficiency exam
MUSC2000C Online Music Theory Sem. 10-12 None

* This is a two period class (paired with lunch).