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Music

Last updated on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

 

WELCOME TO THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT
 
Introduction
The Music curriculum is based on the belief that everyone can learn to play an instrument.  The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that they need to achieve this goal.  It aims to help students become successful by mastering specific skills on a spiral learning curve.
 
Successful Music students:
  • understand that regular practice is important
  • remediate any theory units that are not yet mastered, understanding that writing music is a communications skill
  • use ‘proficiency etudes’ to direct their efforts, and meet the course’s performance goals
  • plan to continue study off-semester, by joining extra-curricular ensembles or through regular, self-directed performace

Music Courses in Grades 9 to 12:
The Arts Credit may be satisfied by any Music course, in Instrumental or Guitar.  Technically there are no prerequisites until Grade 11, but practically, the Instrumental programme at AHS is served by the first year learning which is enhanced by second year learning, and both courses, except in rare circumstances, are necessary for students to succeed in Grade 11 Instrumental.  Similarly, Guitar courses are enhanced by first year instrumental experience.

The course AMU201B is an introductory or refresher instrumental course, similar in content to AMU101.

Students choose between course types on the basis of their interests, achievement, and postsecondary goals. 

The course types offered in Grades 9 and 10 are defined as follows:
  • Open courses are designed to prepare students for further study in the subject, and to enrich their education generally. These courses comprise a set of expectations that are appropriate for all students.
Click on the following for course outlines:
 
AMR1O1–by Audition Only
AMU2O1A
AMG2O1
AMR2O1
AMU3O1
AMG3O1
AMG4M
AMR301
AMR4M1
 
Course Types in Grades 11 and 12
  
In Grades 11 and 12, students will be able to choose from among workplace preparation, university/college preparation, college preparation, university preparation and open courses.
  • University/college preparation courses are offered to prepare students to meet the entrance requirements of certain university and college programs. They focus on both theory and practical applications. At the moment, Colleges and Universities are examining these new courses in order to determine which courses will be required for admission to specific post-secondary programs.
  • Open courses have one set of expectations for all students in the subject selected. Open courses allow students to broaden their knowledge and skills in a subject that interests them and which may or may not be related to their postsecondary goals.
EXPERIENCE THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT ANCASTER HIGH!
 
Music Department Staff:
Name:
Extension:
Mailbox:
E-mailA
Alyson Aylsworth
338
905-648-4468
Thomas Forsyth
9999
905-648-4468


If you wish to contact any member of the Music Department you may call the school at 905-648-4468 then either try the extension or leave a message on the teacher’s voice mail by accessing the teacher’s mailbox.
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