Most music courses at Moscrop are sequential. Classes build on the skills and concepts of the course before it. We are proud of the enriched program we offer which includes trips and retreats, visits to the symphony and opera, special clinicians and experienced music teachers who bring a wealth of educational and professional music experience with them. In our program we encourage a community of music learners.
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Students in grade 8-11 who have no experience on a band instrument should register for BEGINNER BAND. We will teach you to read music, play a musical instrument, and learn to work with others to make music. Students should rent or purchase an instrument AFTER we have explored all the instruments in class. Please have three instrument choices as we can only accept a limited number of each type of instrument. We provide larger instruments at a nominal rental. WE DO NOT TEACH PIANO OR GUITAR in this class. Piano players can register and learn a new band instrument or play keyboard percussion.,
Students with one year of elementary band experience should register for Junior Band. In this class students will learn fundamental musical concepts as well as increase their range and skills on their band instrument. Students must be prepared to practice 2 hours a week to succeed in this class. Piano players can register and learn a new band instrument or play keyboard percussion.,
Students must have completed Junior Band or the equivalent to register for this class. Students will further develop their instrumental technique and musical knowledge in this class.
Students must have completed Band 9/10 to enroll in Senior Band. Senior Band is a fun course but requires commitment to practicing as well as the ability to focus in rehearsals. Students will study advanced band music in this course.
Students in grade 8-12 at all levels of singing from beginner to advanced should enroll in choir. In this course you will learn vocal techniques to enhance your singing voice. We will also have fun learning a variety of songs. Pianists with grade 10 or higher may enroll in this course as a piano accompanist. * Choir is an early morning class.
Student in grade 9-12 who play, or are willing to learn a jazz band instrument can enroll in JAZZ BAND. Pianists with grade 10 piano should see Mr. Haas to audition to play piano in jazz band. Advanced guitar players are welcome to apply for electric guitar along with electric bass players. *Jazz Band is an early morning class.
Students in grades 11-12 can apply for MUSIC LEADERSHIP. Music leadership is designed for students interested in exploring music beyond their experiences in band or choir. Students must see one of the music teachers to apply for this course.
Students in Grades 8-12 who play a string instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) and have reached grade 6 Royal Conservatory, or who have played for minimum of 3 years are encouraged to take this course. Brass and Woodwind players interested in taking Orchestra must see Mrs. Rundell for a course application form. In Orchestra we study classical orchestral music as well as working on chamber music.
Students with all levels of experience on guitar may enroll in guitar class. Students will learn how to read rhythms, single notes, tablature and chords. In addition, students will learn and perform a variety of music as a group including; rock, pop, Latin, folk and classical. More experienced guitarists can work on advanced repertoire during class time. Students must supply their own acoustic guitar for this class and be prepared to practice 2 hours a week outside of class time.