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Choral/General Music

CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS

Students who enroll in one of the Cathedral High School Choirs will develop their individual singing skill while learning to sing in a choral ensemble. Additionally, students will learn to read music, learn the basics of music history and theory, and genres and styles, while developing self-discipline, concentration, and cooperation. A great deal of class time is spent on vocal and musical techniques as well as practical preparation for various performances throughout the year. Previous choir/vocal experience is helpful but not required. Choir students will also have opportunities to participate in activities such as solo and ensemble contest, and various honor choirs, along with opportunities to participate in concert and enrichment tours in the US and Internationally . If you have any questions about which choir would be the best fit for you, please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Fanning at: tfanning@gocathedral.com

 


Music, IB: HL - Composition (IB)
C783IF/C783IS 4 Semesters 4 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Senior IB - 2nd Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance, composition portfolio, and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music, IB: HL - Solo (IB)
C782IF/C782IS 4 Semesters 4 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Senior IB - 2nd Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Concert Choir: Beginning Chorus (College Prep)
C711CF/C711CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Concert Choir: Intermediate Chorus (Academic)
C711AF/C711AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Concert Choir: Advanced Chorus (Honors)
C711XF/C711XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course is an advanced vocal ensemble that provides group instruction designed to develop the skills necessary to perform a widely varied repertoire of ensemble literature. Some time will be spent on individual instruction in solo and audition repertoire. An emphasis will be placed on vocal technique through performance. Preparation for performance will include a study of the historical, formal, analytical and stylistic elements of each composition. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

56th Street Singers (Pop Beginning Choir) (College Prep)
C716CF/C716CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Pop Choir is a small ensemble of beginning and intermediate singers with an emphasis on contemporary a cappella, vocal jazz, pop music and culture, with limited choreography. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

56th Street Singers (Pop Intermediate Choir) (Academic)
C716AF/C716AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Pop Choir is a small ensemble of beginning and intermediate singers with an emphasis on contemporary a cappella, vocal jazz, pop music and culture, with limited choreography. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

56th Street Singers (Pop Advanced Choir) (Honors)
C716XF/C716XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
Pop Choir is a small ensemble of beginning and intermediate singers with an emphasis on contemporary a cappella, vocal jazz, pop music and culture, with limited choreography. Required rehearsals and performances. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Gospel Choir: Beginning Chorus (College Prep)
C718CF/C718CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Gospel Choir: Intermediate Chorus (Academic)
C718AF/C718AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Gospel Choir: Advanced Chorus (Honors)
C718XF/C718XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
Gospel Choir emphasizes various styles of gospel music. Required rehearsals and performances. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advanced level provided that defined standards are utilized. *After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music History and Appreciation (College Prep)
C701CF/C701CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course enables students to explore the nature of music and major musical style periods. An emphasis is placed on listening, analyzing and utilizing music vocabulary. Students study the elements of music including melody, rhythm, harmony, form, texture, and musical notation. Classical, jazz, musical theater, gospel, and rock 'n' roll will be studied.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Irish Adrenaline: (Show Choir) Intermediate Level (Academic)
C738AF/C738AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to female students in grades 10-12, by audition only.

Course Description:
Irish Adrenaline is an auditioned all-female show/concert choir limited to 40 members, comprised of students in grades 10-12. The group performs a variety of choral literature that ranges from advanced chamber and concert to pop and Broadway. Irish Adrenaline will compete extensively around Indiana during the winter months. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Irish Adrenaline: (Show Choir) Advanced Level (Honors)
C738XF/C738XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to female students in grades 10-12, by audition only.

Course Description:
Irish Adrenaline is an auditioned all-female show/concert choir limited to 40 members, comprised of students in grades 10-12. The group performs a variety of choral literature that ranges from advanced chamber and concert to pop and Broadway. Irish Adrenaline will compete extensively around Indiana during the winter months. The group performs at all major school concerts, some community performances are likely, and several festivals and contest throughout the school year. After review of curriculum requirements, Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Choir Director will determine these requirements and achievement of competencies at each level.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music Theory and Composition (Academic)
C727AF/C727AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to all students.

Course Description:
This course provides activities and instruction designed to develop skills in the description and analysis of music and theoretical concepts. Students will develop abilities to master ear training skills, compose short works to illustrate the principles studied, and study traditional and nontraditional music notation and sound sources as tools for musical composition and analysis.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music Theory, AP (Advanced Placement)
C728XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Grade of “B” or better in Music Theory and with instructor’s approval. Students are required to take the AP exam in the spring.

Course Description:
AP Theory is a continuation of Music Theory I and will be offered second semester. A student who takes both Music Theory I and AP Music Theory will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Exam for Music Theory. AP Theory will expand concepts explored in Music Theory I with additional practice in ear training, sight singing, and rhythmic and melodic dictation. The course integrates aspects of melody, harmony, texture, form, history and style. The course progresses to include creative tasks, such as the harmonization of a melody, composing a musical bass line, and the realization of figured-bass notation. Additional course objective include study of secondary dominants, compositional forms, chord modulations, in-depth melodic structure and composition, and general review of baroque, classical, romantic and early twentieth-century terms, styles, and characteristics.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music, IB: HL - Solo (IB)
C780IF/C780IS 4 Semesters 4 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Junior IB - 1st Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music, IB: SL - Solo (IB)
C712IF/C712IS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB SL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music, IB: SL - Composition (IB)
C717IF/C717I1S 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB SL requirements for solo performance and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music, IB: HL - Composition (IB)
C781IF/C781IS 4 Semesters 4 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to juniors and seniors.

Course Description:
Junior IB - 1st Year The goal of IB Music is to give students the opportunity to explore and enjoy the diversity of music throughout the world, and assist students to develop their potential as musicians to the fullest. Students will study and listen to music from the Middle Ages through jazz and musical theater, and will also explore music of non-Western countries. Students will work with the teacher to complete the IB HL requirements for solo performance, composition portfolio, and the individual musical investigation. Students will also complete the listening paper examination at the end of the course. The aim of this course, its curriculum, and content is to develop the IB learner profile traits and encourage students to be communicators, knowledgeable, open-minded, risk-takers, balanced, thinkers, inquirers, principled, caring, and reflective.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

Music Theory and Composition II (Academic)
C733AF/C733AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Theory I or permission of instructor.

Course Description:
Theory II will be a continuation of Music Theory I. Theory II will expand concepts explored in Music Theory I as well as form and function of different ears of music from early baroque to contemporary practices. We will be taking these practices and putting them to use in our own compositions. This course will be intensive in writing music. Students will have opportunities to create their own melodies and harmonies. Theory II will be for students who do not wish to take AP Theory and/or may need more instruction before going to AP Theory.

Course Information
Graduation
Requirement
Core 40
Approved
Academic
Honors Approved
Elective
Course
NCAA
Approved
Course
Fee

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