Arts Education 9 – Music


In Music 9, students learn about the elements of music, and listen and respond to a number of music pieces.  They also have the opportunity to work in the keyboard lab where they develop music reading skills and learn to play the keyboard.  Students who already know how to read music and/or play the keyboard will be encouraged to advance their skills through continued practice.

Music


Music 10

This course is an introduction to music with emphasis on the development of aural skills, music literacy, and music interpretation and appreciation. All students, beginner to advanced musical levels, are welcome to take the class. Students develop musical skills through an instrument of their choice and therefore must be able to work independently.

Music 20

Music 20 is a continuation of Music 10 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, and music interpretation and appreciation. All students, beginner to advanced musical levels, are welcome to take the class. Students develop musical skills through an instrument of their choice and therefore must be able to work independently.

Music 30

Music 30 is a continuation of Music 20 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, and music interpretation and appreciation. All students, beginner to advanced musical levels, are welcome to take the class. Students develop musical skills through an instrument of their choice and therefore must be able to work independently.

Choir


Choir


 

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

                                                                                          Berthold Auerbach

 Choir is a performing art form that allows students to develop their musical abilities, understanding, and appreciation.

To learn about the benefits of music education click on the following links.

Video Resources  Print Resources
 Does Music Make You Smarter?
The Case for Music Education  Did You Know that Music Makes You Smarter?
Why Music?  Music Makes You Smarter
Music Advocacy Presentation  Singing Changes Your Brain

Choir courses offered at Carlton are Choir 9, Choir 10, Choir 20, and Choir 30. In these courses students continue to develop their aural skills, music literacy, vocal technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to sing a number of pieces throughout the course.

To hear our choir perform, use the players below.

Grade 9 students may take Choral 10 for credit.

This course is an introduction to choral singing with emphasis on aural skills, music literacy, vocal technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Choir is open to all students, no previous singing experience is required. Students will have an opportunity to sing a number of pieces throughout the course.

Choir 20 is a continuation of Choir 10 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, vocal technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Choir is open to all students, no previous singing experience is required. Students will have an opportunity to sing a number of pieces throughout the course.

Choir 30 is a continuation of Choir 20 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, vocal technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Choir is open to all students, no previous singing experience is required. Students will have an opportunity to sing a number of pieces throughout the course.

   

Band


Carlton’s Band Program

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.                                                                                                         

    -Plato         

                                    

Band is a performing art form that allows students to develop their musical abilities, understanding, and appreciation.To learn about the benefits of music education click on the links below.

Video Resources  Print Resources
Why Music Matters  Does Music Makes You Smarter?
The Case for Music Education  Did You Know that Music Makes You Smarter?
Why Music?  Music Makes You Smarter
Music Advocacy

Band courses offered at Carlton are Band 9, Band 10, Band 20, and Band 30.  In these courses students continue to develop their aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance.  Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course. 

To hear our band perform, please use the players below:

Lord of the Rings

Transformers

Pearl Harbour

Pirates of the Caribbean

How to Train Your Dragon

Disney Blockbusters

 

At Carlton, band is offered during the school timetable. This means there are no early morning or noon hour rehearsals, and students are not pulled out of other classes to attend practice. Band classes are backed with a compulsory class so that one day the student would attend band and then the next day he/she would attend the other class. This way of timetabling band allows the class to run for the whole year, which enables the group to perform at different events. Students choosing to take band should have previous band experience – not necessarily at the previous grade level, but students must know how to play their instrument and be able to read music. Students with music reading experience, who are interested in taking band but have not played a band instrument before, should meet with the Band Director. In class, students work on developing and improving their instrumental and musical skills, and group performance.

Band 10 is a continuation of programs established in earlier grades with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course. Students selecting this course must be able to read music notation and know how to play a band instrument.   Students that did not take Band 9 should speak to the band director about enrolling in the course. Students that have music reading skills but no experience playing a band instrument should also speak to the band director. Students with no music reading skills or instrumental skills should take Music 10 and then eventually sign up for the band program, if they wish.

Band 20 is a continuation of Band 10 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course. Students that did not take Band 10 should speak to the band director about enrolling in the course as the ability to read music notation and play a band instrument is required. If students end up with a timetabling conflict, they should speak to the band director about the possibility of taking band in one semester.

 Band 30 is a continuation of Band 20 with emphasis on the continued development of aural skills, music literacy, instrumental technique, music interpretation and appreciation; and group performance. Students will have an opportunity to play a number of pieces throughout the course.   Students that did not take Band 20 should speak to the band director about enrolling in the course as the ability to read music notation and play a band instrument is required. If students end up with a timetabling conflict, they should speak to the band director about the possibility of taking band in one semester.