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Elective Classes

Electives can be taken in addition to core curriculum classes for an extra $100/class.

All availble class offerings for the 2017-18 academic year are listed and described below.
View Classroom Calendar for an overview of times and locations:

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Audio Production I (12:00-12:45pm | room 109)
Audio Production II (10:00-10:45pm | room 109)

Work hands-on with cutting edge audio hardware and software in a recording studio setting. Learn how to use microphones, preamps, and digital interfaces to capture recordings in ProTools, Logic, Garageband and more.

Beginning Guitar (1:00-1:45pm | room 110) 

Learn to play the guitar in a fun and engaging group class. Participants learn to read chord symbols, TAB, and standard music notation. *You must have your own guitar to participate in this class.

Beginning Piano (9:00-9:45am | room 209) 

Learn to play the piano in a supportive group environment by applying fundamentals of music theory and notation acquired during class. *You must have access to a piano or keyboard outside of class.

Composition & Finale Music Notation (11:00-11:45am | room 209)

Learn to create and publish your own music and arrangements. Participants use the latest Finale software to design leadsheets with chord symbols, add lyrics, transpose and arrange music for any combination of instruments, extract and print parts for players, and much more.

Contemporary/Jazz Theory (10:00-10:45am | room 209)

Explore new realms of harmony and learn the language of Jazz while studying the mechanics behind improvised music. Participate in active listening discussions with the support of both instructor and classmates.

Digital Imaging & Graphic Design (12:00-12:45pm | room 218)

Create your own graphic images and learn how to manipulate digital photos using the latest Adobe Photoshop software. Participants will learn the difference between preparing projects for print and designing graphics for the web while creating a portfolio of thier work in class.

Electronic Ensemble (12:00-12:45pm | room 110)

Plug-in and enjoy playing music of various genres and styles including Jazz fusion, rock, pop, even modern arrangments of classical music. Participants are encouraged to work with the ensemble coach to select music of interest. Collaborate during weekly rehearsals and work toward a formal performance at the end of each term.

Electronic Orchestration & Synthesis (10:00-10:45am | room 218)

Explore the realm of MIDI sequencing and learn why it has become one of the most powerful tools in music today. Using virtual instruments, synthesizers and cutting edge software, participants learn to design and assign an endless variety of sounds to MIDI sequences.

Guitar Ensemble (12:00-12:55pm | room 107)

Enjoy making music with other guitarists under the direction of an ensemble coach. This ensemble focuses on technique and repertoire of various styles and genres.  Collaborate with both youth and adults in weekly rehearsals and work toward a formal performance at the end of each term. Participants must have their own guitar to participate in this ensemble.

History of Electronic Music (1:00-1:45pm | room 209)

Emerse yourself in the captivating story of the technological developments of the 20th century that gave rise to electronic instruments and our modern methods of listening to music anytime anywhere.

Intrada Chamber Ensemble (9:00-9:45am | room 322)

Enjoy making music with others in this introductory ensemble.  Work with a coach during weekly rehearsals to practice performance techniques while gaining first-hand experience in performing in an ensemble.

Jazz Combos & Improvisation (11:00-11:55am | room 206)

Enjoy expressing your musical side in a Jazz Combo. These groups are miniature versions of larger Jazz ensembles and are typically made up of 3-7 players. Participants work weekly with a coach and have fun in rehearsals while developing skills for improvising and learning to communicate more musically with the other members of the group.

Music Technology Basics (9:00-9:45am | room 109)

Explore the realm of producing music from start to finish in a recording studio. Dive into topics such as mixing and mastering, using plug-ins to shape sound, working with virtual instruments and MIDI sequences, and much more. This introductory course is recommended for anyone looking for a comprhensive technology overview.

Songwriting & Arranging (11:00-11:45am | room 110)

Learn to construct songs and assemble lead sheets for performers as well as explore methods of arranging music for a variety of instrument combinations and styles from pop and rock to Jazz. This class is recommended for any student interested in learning more about music creation.

Sound for Film & Video (11:00-11:45am | room 218)

Uncover the magic of creating sound effects and ambience for film & video. Work hands-on with cutting-edge video editing and sound design software to sync sound and music to a moving picture.

Vocal Ensemble (10:00-10:45am | room 206)

Collaborate with other students in small groups to recreate broadway musical scenes while learning about stage direction and movements.  All students are welcome! You do not have to be a vocal student to participate in the ensemble.

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