Sequence of Courses

Students will further develop their musical skills through exceptional instruction, music retreats, guest clinicians, and by participating in the Alberta International Music Festival. Music is an academic option which requires the students to maintain a regular practice schedule and attend weekly rehearsals. The music instructors at EM High will focus on the following skills:

  • Theory 
  • Ear Training 
  • Sight reading 
  • Rhythmic studies 
  • Team work

Students in the Music Program at EM High will also experience further enrichment by having the opportunity to travel for educational purposes. Students have the opportunity to participate in festivals throughout North America and internationally.

Advanced Placement®

Music Theory

EM High’s Music Theory is a specialized course that focuses on the student’s development in the following five major areas of musical understanding:  aural, sight-singing, writing, compositional skills and analytical skills.  Students are strongly recommended to have some previous understanding of musical notation and performance. These skills will be further built to assist the students understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score.  Students will dictate melodic and harmonic phrases and intervals; deconstruct an existing piece of music to better understand how it was originally created; sing simple melodies at first sight; and create their own unique compositions.  Music Theory is musical enrichment for those already actively involved in learning and performing music.  Students will display with pride their accomplishments through various performances. The Music Theory Exam will be both multiple choice and written free-response.

Music

Sequence of Courses

Students will further develop their musical skills through exceptional instruction, music retreats, guest clinicians, and by participating in the Alberta International Music Festival. Music is an academic option which requires the students to maintain a regular practice schedule and attend weekly rehearsals. The music instructors at EM High will focus on the following skills:

  • Theory 
  • Ear Training 
  • Sight reading 
  • Rhythmic studies 
  • Team work

Students in the Music Program at EM High will also experience further enrichment by having the opportunity to travel for educational purposes. Students have the opportunity to participate in festivals throughout North America and internationally.

Advanced Placement®

Music Theory

EM High’s Music Theory is a specialized course that focuses on the student’s development in the following five major areas of musical understanding:  aural, sight-singing, writing, compositional skills and analytical skills.  Students are strongly recommended to have some previous understanding of musical notation and performance. These skills will be further built to assist the students understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score.  Students will dictate melodic and harmonic phrases and intervals; deconstruct an existing piece of music to better understand how it was originally created; sing simple melodies at first sight; and create their own unique compositions.  Music Theory is musical enrichment for those already actively involved in learning and performing music.  Students will display with pride their accomplishments through various performances. The Music Theory Exam will be both multiple choice and written free-response.

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