Instrumental Ensemble

Course Number: 666/667

Open To:
Grades 9-12

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Visual & Performing Arts “F” requirement. Satisfies one year of VAPA graduation requirement.

Course Description:
This course is for students who have developed proficiency on their instrument. Students explore and perform intermediate and advanced music from a variety of musical styles and periods with an emphasis on group improvisation and creating original compositions and arrangements tailored to the instrumentation in class. Students build upon their skills in technical proficiency, aesthetic valuing, individual character, and team building. Students are provided an arena where they can grow in both their performance and the understanding of historical, stylistic, cultural, and cross-curricular relationships. Students must possess basic knowledge of their instrument and reading music. Students are required to supply their own instruments and participate in school performances, masses, community events, and festivals.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • No textbook needed

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Teacher recommendation or teacher approval. Previous musical experience.