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Department Chair

Crystal Isola
crystal_isola@fuhsd.org

Music Genesis

Music Genesis (10 credits)
Grade level: 9 -12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: None

This course is open to all students interested in the basic elements and concepts of music through the study of Rock, Jazz and Classical music. No previous musical knowledge is required. Class content is based on listening and music videos.

 

What is Music Genesis?

  • Music Genesis is a class that will introduce you to many concepts of music using technology as a tool to create and explore! You will hear music in a new way after taking this course. You will also be challenged to learn and develop musical skills you may have never used before. 

What is covered in Music Genesis?

  •       Elements and Concepts of Music-beginning piano lessons
  •       Overview of Music History
  •       Famous Composers and Styles of Music

Music

Instrumental Music

For additional information on the Instrumental music program, contact Mr. Michael Pakaluk

Visit http://www.lynbrook-music.org/home for additional information regarding the Lynbrook Instrumental program.

 

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: Audition or Approval of instructor.

This is a continuation of Concert Band work, with more detail in individual techniques and skills. It provides continued study of band literature, with stress on a larger and more challenging repertoire. The symphonic band performs concerts.

Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble (10 credits)
Grade level: 10-12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: Audition Required.

This select group is formed by audition only. It is for the serious, advanced musician only, and performs more difficult high school and some college-level music. The wind ensemble performs concerts.

Orchestra

Orchestra - strings only (10 credits)
Grade level: 9 -12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: 1-2 years of prior experience.

The course content involves the study and performance of ensemble and orchestra literature, intermediate and advanced string technique and musicianship.

Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra - strings only (10 credits)
Grade level: 9-12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: Audition Required

This course is offered to advanced level students who will study and perform string/orchestral literature for continuing individual technique development on his/her instrument.  Advanced/professional level music will be studied and performed from all historical periods of music. An emphasis is placed on Chamber music.

Concert Band

Concert Band (10 credits)
Grade level: 9-12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: Approval of instructor.

Refinement of tone and a more advanced understanding of basic performance techniques are stressed. The intonation, balance and blend required in ensemble playing are developed. Transposition and elementary music theory as related to band work are introduced; terms concerning tempo, dynamics and expression are emphasized through the reading of many compositions of different styles and from different periods in music history. The concert band performs concerts.

Vocal Music

For additional information regarding the Vocal Music program, please contact Ms. Crystal Isola.

B Choir

B Choir (10 credits)
Grade level: 9 -12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: For students with little or no prior music experience.

This choir is a beginning vocal group. It contains the basic introduction of the first year of high school vocal music. The techniques of vocal production and sight singing are explored. This choir performs for local school and community events.

A Choir

A Choir (10 credits)
Grade level: 9 -12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: For boys in grades 9–12who read music; for girls, the prerequisite is Advance Treble Choir

The students will experience a large mixed choir that provides the opportunity to perform large choral works. This choir performs for local school and community events.

Advanced Treble Choir

Advanced Treble Choir (10 credits)
Grade level: 9 -12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: For girls who read music

The course content includes work on tone production and quality, breathing, diction and general musicianship and the study and performance of three and four part music for treble voices. This choir performs for local school and community events.

 

For Audition Treble Choir, please see instructor, Ms. Isola.

Small Mixed Vocal Ensemble

Small Mixed Vocal Ensembles (10 credits)
Grade level: 10 -12
College eligibility: UC and CSU approved fine art course, subject area F
Recommended Coursework: Audition or Approval of instructor.

Recommended: Audition or approval of instructor.. This is a small musical group of students who perform 

on occasions when a larger group would be excessive. The music performed covers different styles from Renaissance to Contemporary