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BEGINNING PIANO: 1 Credit Course #3540 This course is designed for students with limited experience with piano or music. Emphasis will be on beginning piano skills, basic music reading skills, and solo/ensemble playing. ADVANCED PIANO: 1 Credit Course #3541 Prerequisite: Instructor approval required to enroll. This course is open to students who are experienced with the piano. Focus will be on developing technique, theory, sight-reading and accompanying. Students may be asked to play for other school ensembles. Students will be encouraged to participate in solo/ensemble. INTERMEDIATE STRINGS I: 1 Credit Course #3530ISI Grades 7-9 Prerequisite: 1 year of strings instruction. Audition or instructor approval required to enroll. This course is open to students who have some experience with stringed instruments. Students are encouraged to participate in lessons and mid-state auditions. Occasional after-school rehearsals are scheduled for performance preparation. STRING SINFONIA II: 1 Credit Course #3530ISII Grades 8-12 Prerequisite: 2-3 years of strings instruction. Audition or instructor approval required to enroll. This course is open to students who are experienced with stringed instruments. Students are encouraged to participate in lessons and mid-state auditions. Occasional after-school rehearsals are scheduled for performance preparation. ADVANCED STRINGS: 1 Credit Course #3530AS Grades 8-12 Prerequisite: Minimum of 3 years of instruction. Audition or instructor approval required to enroll. This course is designed for students who have mastered the fundamentals and are capable of performing more difficult literature. A variety of orchestral literature, written at appropriate performance grade level, will be practiced, rehearsed, and performed. In addition to performing, students will develop the ability to understand, appreciate, perceive, create, and respond to music through balanced instruction that includes studying works from historical, aesthetic, and critical perspectives.

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CMS Course Descriptions  

Course Descriptions for 2012-2013

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