BAND 1-4 | GRADES 9-12 | 5 CREDITS EACH YEAR

This course is designed for the student who wishes to perform in an applicable instrumental group in Absegami High School.  Membership is limited to qualified students with previous musical experience as determined by the band director.  The Band has the responsibility to perform at football games, parades, competitions and concerts with some scheduled after school rehearsals.  This course also provides aesthetic experience in (a) creating and performing, (b) critical/analytical/judgment/valuing, (c) aesthetic/personal philosophy, and  (d)  historical/cultural/social concepts.   

 

CHORUS  1-4 | GRADES 9-12 | 5 CREDITS EACH YEAR

This course is designed for the student who wishes to perform in an applicable choral group in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District.  Membership is based upon the qualifications of the student and previous musical background as determined by the chorus director.  The chorus member has the responsibility to perform at concerts, competitions, festivals and all scheduled after school rehearsals and performances.  This course also provides aesthetic experience in (a) creating and performing,  (b) critical/analytical/judgment/valuing,  (c) aesthetic/personal philosophy, and  (d) historical/cultural/social concepts.

 

SELECT CHOIR  1-4 | GRADES 9-12 | 5 CREDITS

This course is designed for the student who wishes to perform in an applicable choral group in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District.  Membership is determined by auditions and by the discretion of the choral director.  The Select Choir member has the responsibility to perform at concerts, competitions, festivals and all scheduled after school rehearsals and performances.  This course also provides aesthetic experience in  (a) creating and performing,  (b) critical/analytical/judgment/valuing,  (c) aesthetic/personal philosophy, and  (d) historical/cultural/social concepts.

 

DANCE | GRADES 10 - 12 | 10 CREDITS

This course explores the fundamental techniques to create and perform dance works of art in a studio environment.  The areas of study will include Jazz, Modern, Ballet, History and Composition with an emphasis on technique and performance.  Students are expected to participate in dance technique classes and perform at an annual spring dance performance.   Proper dance attire is required.  Students will earn ten credits in a double period set-up: five credits for Physical Education and five credits for Performing Arts.

 

INTERMEDIATE DANCE | GRADES 9-12 | 10 CREDITS

Intermediate Dance is a course designed to accommodate students whose dance proficiency level exceeds that of beginning level students but may not be sufficiently adequate for placement in the Advanced Dance Level.  The course will emphasize development of fundamental techniques and will engage students in both creating and performing dance works in a studio environment.  Students will earn ten credits in a double period set-up: five credits for Physical Education and five credits for Performing Arts. 
 

 

ADVANCED DANCE | GRADES 9 – 12 | 10 CREDITS

Entry to this advanced level class will require an audition.  It is for the experienced dancer and will provide advance level instruction in the techniques of ballet, modern, and jazz, along with dance history, composition, theory and analysis.  The primary emphasis will be on refining technical and performance skills.  Ten credits will be earned in a double period set-up: five credits for Physical Education and five credits for Performing Arts.  Placement in Advanced Dance is by audition.

 

DRAMA 1 | GRADES 9-12 | 5 CREDITS

This elective is the basic introductory course in Drama and concentrates on the basics of dramatics in terms of theater mechanics, speech instruction and play construction.  Activities include readings, presentation of individual oral exercises, and participation in dramatic performances.  Pupils are REQUIRED to devote some "after school" time to the activities of this course.

 

DRAMA 2,3,4 | GRADES 10-12 | 5 CREDITS

This elective course builds upon the skills and knowledge from Drama 1.  The emphasis is to further develop knowledge and skills in drama.  Emphasis will be on interpreting drama, producing drama and the fundamentals of play production while developing and reinforcing the skills introduced in Drama 1, including vocal skills, acting and improvisation.  A more individualized curriculum will allow students to learn at their own pace and ability levels.  Participation in dramatic performances is expected.  Pupils are REQUIRED to devote some "after school" time to the activities of this course.  The degree of difficulty of the material presented will depend on the number of years of experience each student has in the Drama Program.  Prerequisite: Drama 1

 

FILM MAKING AND APPRECIATION | GRADES 10-12 | 5 CREDITS

This course explores FILM as an art form and its impact on our culture.  It follows the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts with an emphasis on developing aesthetic responses and a philosophy through viewing, creating, and performing within the art form.  It explores the basic principles of FILM, including composition, photography, etc., and develops critical skills for evaluating and judging FILM works for their merit as art forms.  Finally, it traces the historical development of film in our society and culture.

 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 1-4 | GRADES 9-12 | 5 CREDITS EACH YEAR

This course is designed for students who desire to begin playing or already play a band instrument and want an individualized music experience.  Students meet with the instructor for individual study.  This course is also open to band members who wish to receive additional intensive study for their instruments.  This course also provides aesthetic experience in: (a) Creating and Performing (b) Critical/Analytical/Judgment/Valuing (c) Aesthetics/Personal Philosophy  (d)  Historical/Cultural/Social Concepts.

 

MEDIA 1 | GRADES 10-12 | 5 CREDITS

Media 1 is an introductory course to the world of television, radio and film and their related careers.  A foundation course, it is designed to equip the pupil with the skills necessary to function in a media-oriented society.  Students also develop skills for use in a fully equipped television studio.  The course provides experience in oral presentations, dramatic presentations and media understanding.  This program is structured to allow for individual growth as well as peer and teacher support and evaluation.

 

MEDIA 2 | GRADES 10-12 | 5 CREDITS

Media 2 is an advanced course in the communications career field.  Students function in a working television studio applying the skills through this application.  Students are expected to perform all of the functions related to the operation of a television studio to include performing, directing, editing, sound mixing, computer graphic techniques, etc.  The primary instrument for the teaching of these skills is the production of a daily news program for broadcast on the school's closed circuit system and the production of special projects.  Prerequisite:   Media 1 and or teacher recommendation and performance assessment.

 

MEDIA 3/4 | GRADES 11-12 | 5 CREDITS

MEDIA 3 is a course in advanced television production. It is designed to assist students in the continuation and mastering the art of media and the skills related to media production, as well as communications.  The focus of these courses will be on the importance of mastering all areas of production; from pre-production planning, organization and preparation, to production in writing, on-camera performance expertise, interviewing skills, advanced camera operation, vocal acuity and television history. A proficiency in post-production editing is a daily goal.  Set-up, use and breakdown of a portable video system for interviews and special projects, and mastery of the television studio equipment are essential skill / content elements.  In addition, the course lessons will concentrate on communication skills and challenging students to sharpen their verbal, writing and advertising abilities. The programs will also give the serious students who are considering a career in the communications field the advanced production skills needed. Media I and Media II, and/or teacher recommendations and performance assessment are prerequisites for these courses.
Prerequisite:  Media 1 and 2 and or teacher recommendation and performance assessment.

 

PIANO LAB 1 | GRADES 9-12 | 5 CREDITS

 This course is designed for the student who wishes to participate in a fundamental piano course in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District.  Piano Lab is an elective for all students.  The emphasis is to develop knowledge of music fundamentals and piano skills.   Students will learn the basics of keyboard playing techniques.  The students will be exposed to a variety of musical styles.  The students will learn how to read music. This course also provides aesthetic experience in (a) creating and performing, (b) critical/analytical/judgment/valuing, (c) aesthetic/personal philosophy, and (d) historical/cultural/social concepts.

 

PIANO LAB 2 | GRADES 10-12 | 5 CREDITS

This course is for students who have an interest in the more advanced skills of learning to play the piano.  It will build on basics covered in Piano Lab 1 with more advanced technique and performance.  Students will continue to read music and write their own original material.
Prerequisite:  Piano Lab 1 or teacher recommendation.

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