Lenape Music Department
Mr. Gene Jones
Mr. Kevin Meder
Music Department Teacher
Mr. Steven Waldron
Music Department TripThe Department is planning a trip for next school year.Information will be posted when plans are finalized.Please Note: The Lenape Band Parents organization meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Lenape Chorus room at 7:30 PM. Please come out and find out what is going on with the Lenape Music Department.
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Music Courses at Lenape High School
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**All courses below fulfill the visual/performing arts requirement.
*Music Technology Courses meet the Technology Requirement for graduation.
Designed for students who are interested in learning how to play a wind instrument or those wishing to switch to a wind instrument. It includes learning playing technique, how to read music and all other basic concepts of performance. Students may be required to rent an instrument.
For students who play an instrument and read music. Special attention will be given to development of techniques, intonation, sight reading, tone production and playing experience as a member of a performing ensemble. Performances at concerts and festivals are requirements of this course.
Offered to advanced instrumental students with at least one year experience in the band program in the high school. All students must audition for the class and will be recommended by the director for admission into the course. Emphasis is on advanced instrumental techniques, performance of wind ensemble literature, and preparation for regional band and college auditions.
Offered to all string students. No auditions are required. Instruments in the ensemble include violins, violas, cellos and string basses. Emphasis is placed on the development of advanced technique, musical interpretation and music reading skills. Literature of all periods is performed, including concerts with full orchestra (strings combined with wind ensemble students). Performance in festivals and concerts for the school and community are required and membership in the Lenape Regional Orchestra is highly recommended.
PIANO LAB 1
Designed for the student who has very little or no piano experience. In this course, the student will learn to read and write music; perform on the piano; compose and improvise music; and incorporate music history, music of different cultures, and music of modern society in the assigned pieces of music.
All kinds of choral literature are studied and performed in this course. Emphasis is placed on the development of the voice, music interpretation, and reading music. Activities include school concerts and outside performances.
LENAPE CONCERT CHOIR
Geared for the more musically talented students. All students must pass the audition requirement as a prerequisite. An ability to sing and hear at a very high level of accuracy and musicianship, as determined by the director, is expected. Frequent voice testing to secure understanding of, and ability to sing repertoire would occur as a matter of course. SATB literature of all styles and period will be performed.
Geared for the more musically talented student. All students must pass the audition requirement as a prerequisite. An ability to sing and hear at a very high level of accuracy and musicianship, as determined by the director, is expected. Frequent voice testing to secure understanding of, and ability to sing repertoire will occur as a matter of course. SSA and SSAA literature of all styles and periods will be performed.
A survey of music from its origins to contemporary composition. This course requires much listening to music in class with subsequent discussion and analysis.
MUSIC THEORY I
Provides elementary training in reading, writing, analyzing, and performing music.
MUSIC THEORY II
This Course is now AP Music Theory.
Offered to instrumentalists with at least one year experience in the band program in the high school. All students must audition for the class and will be recommended by the director for admission into the course. This class explores the skills that it takes to improvise the jazz idiom. Students must be able to read written notation. Students will be required to learn some traditional theory and history of jazz and will perform in class, as well as community functions.
TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC I
Provides an overview of and hands-on experience with a number of commercially available music-related hardware and software products. A knowledge of computers is helpful. Extensive class time is devoted to gaining a practical understanding of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and applying it effectively in the areas of composition, orchestration, recording, performance, and education. Other technology covered includes electronic keyboards and tone generators, digital recording systems, CD-ROM, and multimedia. Prerequisites such as Music Theory I or private piano study may apply. Consult instructor before selecting this course.
TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC II
An extension of Technology in Music I. It will take an in depth look at subjects covered in Technology in Music I. The prerequisite for this class is Technology in Music I.
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