SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM
Please see the list below for open Summer Music classes.
If you enroll in a class that is not on this list, and you are a new student, you will be dropped from the class.
Current Open Class List
***Click a link (name of the class) to enroll***
- Choir -
June 14th - June 28th
(Open to 1st-5th Grade students.)
- Guitar -
NOTE TO NEW GUITAR STUDENTS:
June 12th - June 29th
(Open to 4th-12th Grade students.)
Please register for all three (3) classes with one (1) instructor. You have the option of registering for classes with Mr. Bliss, or Mr. Cotich. Each student should register for the following: 1.) Preparatory Guitar - Technique, 2.) Preparatory Guitar - Repertoire, and 3.) Guitar Master Class.
- Music Electives -
June 12th - June 29th
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - 8:00 am - 9:30am
(Open to 7th-12th Grade students who have proficiency in music and are interested in songwriting and music composition.)
If you have ever harbored an interest in writing your own songs, this is the course for you. Songwriting gives
you a chance to express yourself in a healthy and musical way, and provides you tools you can use to better
understand and create music that you love. Join us!
1. To broaden your knowledge of songwriting and compositional technique
2. To expand your understanding of musical instruments and repertoire utilized in common practice.
3. To strive towards the creation of your best musical work.
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - 9:45 am - 11:15 am
(Open to 7th-12th Grade students who have proficiency in music and are interested in learning how music influences, and is influenced by the places it inhabits.)
Music can serve as more than just a cultural artifact. Music can also connect societies to celebrations of, and
debates surrounding, shared systems of belief. “Music Claiming Space” explores how those connections happen
by examining the ways places are musically rendered. “Music Claiming Space” will improve your expository
writing and cultivate your critical thinking skills as you contemplate connections between songs and the places
they inhabit. Join us!
1. To provide a forum for discussion about how notions of place are musically rendered.
2. To engage some basic tenets of critical inquiry and reasoning in our learning, writing, and research about music & place; to provide you the opportunity to critically feel, think, and write about music.
3. To understand how the relationship between music and place is in dialogue with, and an expression of, extramusical,
global trends. The way we relate to music can speak volumes about the way we relate to each other.
Mr. Forgerson / Mr. Perez
Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Open to 7th-12th Grade students who have basic music knowledge and are interested in learning sound recording and audio technology.)
Students will learn the fundamental properties of sound and sound design within both live and studio
recording settings. Students will learn about signal-flow, analog and digital sound boards, DAW’s, MIDI,
digital interfaces, basic recording techniques, and basic mixing techniques. Students will work on recording
projects of their own in the classroom and recording other music classes. Each student will work toward
recording and mixing one project during the three-week course.
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
(Open to 7th-12th Grade students who have proficiency in music and are interested in learning theory and practice in music.)
By the end of this course of study, you should have a working proficiency with some elementary components of
musical history, theory & practice. This course will broaden and deepen your understanding of how music is
created, and the narratives that shape our understand of its significance. Ideas from the course also may be
readily applied to works outside of the classical canon, and give you insights into governing principles that
underlie musical experiences globally. Join us!
Mr. Forgerson / Mr. Bacarella
Tuesday / Thursday - 11:15 am - 1:00 pm
(Open to 7th-12th Grade students who have proficiency in reading music and are interested in learning rock and pop music.)
- Students will learn how to read, write, perform, and improvise within standard rock and pop forms.
- Students to listen to, and analyze, music within the rock and pop tradition.
- Students will analyze standard rock and pop forms and gain an understanding of rock and pop harmony.
- Students will study the origins of rock and pop and learn about the influences of rock and pop music.
- Students will study the influence that rock and pop has had on popular music in the Americas.
Mr. Forgerson / Mr. Bacarella
Tuesday / Thursday - 9:00 am - 10:45 am
(Open to 7th-12th Grade students who have proficiency in reading music and are interested in learning jazz.)
- Students will learn how to read, write, perform, and improvise within standard jazz forms.
- Students to listen to, and analyze, music within the jazz tradition.
- Students will analyze standard jazz forms and gain an understanding of jazz harmony.
- Students will study the origins of jazz and learn about the influences of jazz music.
- Students will study the influence that jazz has had on popular music in the Americas.
- Musical Theater -
June 11th - June 15th
Ms. Petersen / Ms. Farnsworth / Ms. Ohanian
Provide a more in-depth study into the different aspects of musical theater, help prepare students for the shows
during the year. Help foster growth in vocal technique, different genres of dance and character work. In our 4th
and up class, we are hoping to use this time to divide into smaller groups and work in detail on some more
challenging songs and scenes, help prepare students for middle/high school theater courses.