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Listen to some of the performances by the various groups.

Welcome! What is music?

Is it just an art form that uses organized sound?  I believe it is a universal, multicultural and essential resource that enables us to express ourselves and make meaningful contributions to the world around us.  Music at Saltfleet is an exciting, fun, energetic, creative and educational experience.  It’s a place where great friendships begin and flourish, skills are developed and beautiful music is created.  Please take the time to browse our webpage to see what activities and classes are available.  If you’re interested in joining something, please come at any point throughout the year.

Music can change the world because it can change people. – Bono, U2

Department Head:

R. Meyer – rmeyer@hwdsb.on.ca

Teachers:

L. Morrison – lmorrison@hwdsb.on.ca

Music Courses

  • Instrumental
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Vocal
  • Recording Arts

Co-curricular Musical Groups

  • Junior Band
  • Senior Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Choir
  • Guitar Club
  • Music Executive

Music Related Links

Grade Nine Music Courses

AMU1O1 Instrumental Music, Grade 9 Beginners, Open

This course is intended to develop in students an understanding and appreciation of music through the study of a band instrument and creative work. This will be accomplished through four strands: creating and performing, reflecting, responding, analyzing and theoretical foundations.
Prerequisite: None
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students are expected to pay for the reeds they use.

AMU1O1E Instrumental Music, Grade 9 Experienced, Open

This course is similar to AMU1O1 but is only open to students who have prior music instruction on a band instrument or are working through Standard of Excellence I or the equivalent level in another method book.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students are expected to pay for the reeds they use.

Grade Ten Music Courses:

AMG2O1 Guitar, Grade 10, Open

This course emphasizes performance of music at a beginner’s level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology and history. This will be accomplished through four strands: creating and performing, reflecting, responding, analyzing and theoretical foundations.
Prerequisite: Completion of AMU1O1 is highly recommended
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students should have their own guitar.

AMK2O1 Keyboard Music, Grade 10, Open

This course introduces music at a beginner’s level through the use of the electronic keyboard. Student learning will include creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history. This is highly recommended as a prerequisite for AMM3O1
Prerequisite: Completion of AMU1O1 is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

AMU2O1 Instrumental Music, Grade 10, Open

This course emphasizes performance of music at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history. This will be accomplished through four strands: creating and performing, reflecting, responding, analyzing and theoretical foundations.
Prerequisite: AMU1O1. Participation in junior band is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students are expected to pay for the reeds they use.

AMV2O1 Vocal Music, Grade 10, Open

This course emphasizes performance of music at a beginner’s level through voice and choir participation. Student learning will include creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history. Prerequisite: Completion of AMU1O1 and participation in choir is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

Grade Eleven Music Courses:

AMG3O1 Guitar, Grade 11, Open

This course continues the instruction of guitar at an intermediate level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill. Student learning will include creative activities and listening perceptively. Students will also be required to develop a thorough understanding of the language of music, including the elements, terminology, and history.
Prerequisite: AMG2O1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students should have their own guitar.

AMK3O1 Keyboard Music, Grade 11, Open

This course continues the study of music through the use of the electronic keyboard and emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyse and evaluate live and recorded performance. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities.
Prerequisite: AMK2O1. This course is highly recommended for students entering AMM3O1.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

AMM3O1 Music and Computers, Grade 11, Open

This course combines the art of music creation with the art and science of music recording with a view to creating art that has purpose and import. This course package will be of benefit to those students who are experienced in the performance and creation of music and who wish to record their music as professionally as possible in order to share it with a world-wide audience through the creation of music CDs and formats suitable for internet promotion and distribution and through public presentation in performances and events.
Prerequisite: AMK2O1 or AMK3O1 or AMV2O1 or AMV3O1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: TBA

AMU3M1 Instrumental Music, Grade 11, University/College

This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyse and evaluate live and recorded performance. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities.
Prerequisite: AMU2O1. Participation in senior band is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students are expected to pay for the reeds they use.

AMV3O1 Vocal Music, Grade 11, Open

This course continues voice instruction through solos and choir participation. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyse and evaluate live and recorded performance. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities.
Prerequisite: AMV2O1. Participation in choir is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

Grade Twelve Music Courses:

AMG4M1 Guitar Music, Grade 12, University/College

This course expands on the concepts started in Grade 11 guitar, with a particular emphasis placed on contemporary composition, improvisation, and technique. Students will perform technical exercises and challenging repertoire, explore advanced harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic strategies, and compose and perform their own music in a variety of styles. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities. This course is recommended for students who wish to study guitar at a college or university level.
Prerequisite: AMG3O. Participation in Guitar Ensemble or Guitar Club is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students are expected to supply their own guitar.

AMK4M1 Keyboard Music, Grade 12, University/College

This course continues the study of the electronic keyboard at an advanced level. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects.
Prerequisite: AMK3O1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

AMM4M1 Music and Computers, Grade 12, College/University

This course combines the art of music creation with the art and science of music recording with a view to creating art that has purpose and import. This course package will be of benefit to those students who are experienced in the performance and creation of music and who wish to record their music as professionally as possible in order to share it with a world-wide audience through the creation of music CDs and formats suitable for internet promotion and distribution and through public presentation in performances and events.
Prerequisite: AMM3O1
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: TBA

AMU4M1 Instrumental Music, Grade 12, University/College

This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of music from the romantic period, and the twentieth century, including art music, jazz, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects.
Prerequisite: AMU3M1. Participation in senior band is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: Students are expected to pay for the reeds they use.

AMV4M1 Vocal Music, Grade 12, University/College

This course continues the study of voice at an advanced level. Students will concentrate on developing interpretive skills and the ability to work independently. They will also complete complex creative projects.
Prerequisite: AMV3O1. Participation in choir is highly recommended.
Course Fee and Additional Requirements: None

Updated on Thursday, June 07, 2018.
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