Monday, July 24th, 2017

Performing Arts


East Side Union High School District Graduation Requirement
 
UC/CSU A-G Subject Requirement
 
Intervention and Support Services for Performing Arts
 

Performing Arts courses offered at Yerba Buena

Advanced Band 1 Grade 9-12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Completed an instrumental class
Advanced Band is an instrumental performance ensemble that includes performances in pep band, marching band, and concert band settings. This course emphasizes individual as well as ensemble musical growth. It is a study of music history, music theory, music technology, band literature from various genres, and instrumental performance. Students will develop their instrumental technique and music reading skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for Advanced Band 2.

Advanced Band 2 - 4 Grades 9 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Advanced Band 1, successful audition, or teacher recommendation
Advanced Band is an instrumental performance ensemble that includes performances in pep band, marching band, and concert band settings. This course emphasizes individual as well as ensemble musical growth. It is a study of music history, music theory, music technology, band literature from various genres, and instrumental performance. Students will perform in large and small ensembles, develop leadership skills, and advance their instrumental technique, sight-reading skills, and understanding of music theory.

Choir 1   Grades 9 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
Choir is a vocal performance ensemble open to both male and female students with a desire to learn about singing. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of quality vocal literature and develop their vocal technique and basic music skills, such as sight-singing and rudimentary piano-playing. Students will have the opportunity to audition for the Choir Honor Ensemble. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for Choir 2. 

Choir 2-4  Grades 9 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Choir 1, successful audition, or teacher recommendation
Choir is a vocal performance ensemble open to both male and female students with a desire to learn about singing. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of quality vocal literature and advance their vocal technique. Students will improve their sight-singing and piano-playing skills, perform in large and small ensembles, develop leadership skills, and advance their understanding of music theory. Students will have the opportunity to audition for the Choir Honor Ensemble.

Dance 1  Grades 9 – 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
Dance 1 is a beginning class for the student who has had little or no background training in dance. In this class, students will be learning hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern and tap technique. It will also include other cultural dance forms as well as a history of dance and choreography.  Students will have opportunities to perform and view live performances.  This class requires written and/or oral presentations.

Dance 2 – 4  Grades 9 – 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Dance 1 or permission of instructor
Dance 2-4 is an intermediate class for the student who has had some background training in dance.  In this class, students will be learning 2nd-Level hip hop, ballet, jazz, modern and tap techniques. It will also include other cultural dance forms as well as a history of dance and choreography. Students will have opportunities to perform and view live performances. This class requires written and/or oral presentations as well as demonstrations.  Students will be required to work on choreography teams.

Guitar 1  Grades 9 – 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
This one-year course is designed to introduce students to music through learning to play the guitar. Students will learn basic guitar playing technique and fundamental music skills, such as reading pitches and rhythms in written music. Students will perform solos and duets and learn basic music theory. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for Guitar 2.

Orchestra 1 Grades 9 12
Prerequisites: Completed an instrumental class
Orchestra is an instrumental performance ensemble that emphasizes individual as well as ensemble musical growth. It is a study of music history, music theory, music technology, orchestra literature from various genres, and instrumental performance. Students will develop their instrumental technique and music-reading skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for Orchestra 2.

Orchestra 2 - 4  Grades 9 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Orchestra 1, successful audition, or teacher recommendation
Orchestra is an instrumental performance ensemble that emphasizes individual as well as ensemble musical growth. It is a study of music history, music theory, music technology, orchestra literature from various genres, and instrumental performance. Students will perform in large and small ensembles, develop leadership skills, and advance their instrumental technique, sight-reading skills, and understanding of music theory.

Piano 1  Grades 9 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
This one-year course is designed to introduce students to music through learning to play the piano. Students will learn basic piano playing technique and fundamental music skills, such as reading pitches and rhythms in written music. Students will perform solos and duets, and learn basic music theory. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for Piano 2.

Piano 2 - 4 Grades 9 - 12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Piano 1, successful audition, or teacher recommendation
This course is designed for students with previous musical experience and the desire to improve their piano-playing skills. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of quality piano literature and advance their technique. Students will perform solos and duets, develop leadership skills, improve their sight-reading skills, and advance their understanding of music theory.

Drama 1 Grades 9 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: None
This introductory course has a heavy emphasis on improvisation, theater games, concentration and relaxation exercises, and acting techniques. Television and film acting are introduced. Scene direction for stage and television is introduced.

Drama 2 - 4 Grades 10 -12 (UC, CSU)
Prerequisites: Drama 1
This course is a continuation of the skills introduced in Drama 1. Students in this course learn more complex acting techniques, including the Stanislawski Method. In Drama 3 students learn to direct a play. In Drama 4, the student is responsible for producing and directing a full studio production.

Technical Theatre Grade 9 - 12
Prerequisites: Instructor permission
This course shall be a hands-on overview of technical aspects of theatre. The student shall be introduced to the basics of set design, lighting design, scenic art, set building, sound, costumes, and stage management.

If you have questions about the Music Program at Yerba Buena High School, send e-mail to the Music Teacher, Mr. Paul Zawilski, at “ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ” Also, look for more information about Music at Yerba Buena HighSchool at “http://sites.google.com/site/ybhsmusic

For information about the Dance Program at Yerba Buena High School, send e-mail to the Dance Instructor, Ms. Debbie Rocha, at " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "

(Information was revised on 1/12/2012)


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