High School Music Courses
Theory. History. Appreciation.
Music Theory & Composition
This class will cover the fundamentals of music theory and harmony which will be applied towards the creation of the student’s own compositions. Students will be taught how to use Finale Notepad, a free music notation software. It is expected that the student be able to sing and/or play a musical instrument prior to taking this class.
Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
This is a research based class where students can pick topics for research and presentation. Each class will begin with a jumping off point in history as well as listening assignments from which the student will be expected to explore on their own and make presentations to the class. Students will be encouraged to explore the relationships between music and the other arts as well as music’s impact on other aspects of history.
Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 pm
This course will cover a discussion of the music to be performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, as well as concert etiquette and discussions on the performances themselves. Students and their parents will be given the opportunity to obtain deeply discounted student and adult group tickets in order to experience live performances. In addition to the class, students and their parents are encouraged to attend the pre-concert lectures to further enhance the experience.
Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm