Cathedral High School Course Guide News Bar -- Scheduling for current students will begin January 17, 2017.
Online Course Guide
 
  By Department >  InstrumentalArts

Instrumental Arts

String orchestra is a performance based ensemble for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players.  This a challenging and fun program, designed to enhance each student's understanding and appreciation for the classical repertoire, as well as a diverse selection of alternative styles including, but not limited to rock, jazz, funk, hip-hop, fiddle tunes, and world music.The orchestra offers students of all playing levels the opportunity to learn, improve and excel.

Contact Department Chair Michael Moffatt with questions at  mmoffatt@gocathedral.com


Beginning Concert and Marching Band (College Prep)
C722CF/C722CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
The structure of the daily learning experience includes development of instrumental technique, ensemble blend and balance, and musical expression. Required rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless excused by Band Director or Administration. *After review of curriculum requirements, Academic credit may be awarded for students in their 3rd and 4th semesters and Honors credit may be awarded for students in their 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Band Director will determine these requirements and the achievement of competencies at each level.

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

Intermediate Concert and Marching Band (Academic)
C722AF/C722AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
The structure of the daily learning experience includes development of instrumental technique, ensemble blend and balance, and musical expression. Required rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless excused by Band Director or Administration. *After review of curriculum requirements, Academic credit may be awarded for students in their 3rd and 4th semesters as they demonstrate increasing levels of musical competency. The Band Director will determine these requirements and the achievement of competencies at each level.

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

Advanced Concert and Marching Band (Honors)
C722XF/C722XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
The structure of the daily learning experience includes development of instrumental technique, ensemble blend and balance, and musical expression. Required rehearsals and performances are mandatory unless excused by Band Director or Administration. *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 Band Director will determine these requirements and the achievement of competencies at each level.

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

Jazz Ensemble (College Prep)
C723CF/C723CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students by permission of Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

Course Description:
In-depth study of jazz styles, interpretation, and improvisation forms the core of this course. Concurrent membership in Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Concert Band, Orchestra or Choir is required unless otherwise approved by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advancing level provided that defined standards are achieved. Rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the Jazz Band Director or Administration. *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

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

Jazz Ensemble (Academic)
C723AF/C723AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students by permission of Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

Course Description:
In-depth study of jazz styles, interpretation, and improvisation forms the core of this course. Concurrent membership in Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Concert Band, Orchestra or Choir is required unless otherwise approved by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advancing level provided that defined standards are achieved. Rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the Jazz Band Director or Administration. *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

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

Jazz Ensemble (Honors)
C723XF/C723XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
Open to all students by permission of Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

Course Description:
In-depth study of jazz styles, interpretation, and improvisation forms the core of this course. Concurrent membership in Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Concert Band, Orchestra or Choir is required unless otherwise approved by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director. The nature of this course allows for successive semesters of instruction at an advancing level provided that defined standards are achieved. Rehearsals and performances are required unless excused by the Jazz Band Director or Administration. *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director. *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Jazz Band Director.

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

Beginning Orchestra (College Prep)
C729CF/C729CS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an ensemble designed for students with intermediate or advancing ability on a string instrument. The class curriculum focuses on nurturing the personal growth of each member in the areas of technique, style, and musicality. A broad range of repertoire will be explored. Students will have numerous performance and learning opportunities. All members are expected to practice individually and to attend musical performances off-campus. Performances are required, including participation in ISSMA solo/ensemble and ISSMA Organizational contest (when applicable). *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Orchestra Director.

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

Intermediate Orchestra (Academic)
C729AF/C729AS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an ensemble designed for students with intermediate or advancing ability on a string instrument. The class curriculum focuses on nurturing the personal growth of each member in the areas of technique, style, and musicality. A broad range of repertoire will be explored. Students will have numerous performance and learning opportunities. All members are expected to practice individually and to attend musical performances off-campus. Performances are required, including participation in ISSMA solo/ensemble and ISSMA Organizational contest (when applicable). *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Orchestra Director.

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

Advanced Orchestra (Honors)
C729XF/C729XS 2 Semesters 2 Credits
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is an ensemble designed for students with intermediate or advancing ability on a string instrument. The class curriculum focuses on nurturing the personal growth of each member in the areas of technique, style, and musicality. A broad range of repertoire will be explored. Students will have numerous performance and learning opportunities. All members are expected to practice individually and to attend musical performances off-campus. Performances are required, including participation in ISSMA solo/ensemble and ISSMA Organizational contest (when applicable). *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 as defined and determined by the Band Director and/or Orchestra Director.

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

Piano and Electronic Keyboard I (College Prep)
C731CF/C731CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
None

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction designed to develop performance skills. It is for both the beginning student and the more experienced student with an interest in expanding musical performance options. Individual performance will be explored, as well as the foundations of instrumental pedagogy. A variety of music methods and repertoire is utilized to refine students’ abilities in listening, analyzing, interpreting and performing. Performance opportunities available.

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

Piano and Electronic Keyboard II (College Prep)
C737CF/C737CS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: Keyboarding I

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to receive small group or private instruction designed to develop performance skills. It is for both the beginning student and the more experienced student with an interest in expanding musical performance options. Individual performance will be explored, as well as the foundations of instrumental pedagogy. A variety of music methods and repertoire is utilized to refine students’ abilities in listening, analyzing, interpreting and performing. Performances are required. ISSMA competition is optional.

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

Independent Study: Music (Academic)
C725AF/C725AS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only and by permission.

Course Description:
Curriculum is written to the individual needs of the student. Contact Band, Choir or Orchestra Director for more information. Must be approved by Department Chair.

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

Advanced Independent Study: Music (Honors)
C725XF/C725XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Open to seniors only and by permission.

Course Description:
Curriculum is written to the individual needs of the student. Contact Band, Choir or Orchestra Director for more information. Must be approved by Department Chair.

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

Applied Music Instrumental Recital (Honors)
C730XF/X730XS 1 Semester 1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Prerequisite: 4 semesters of Band or Orchestra and/or permission of instructor.

Course Description:
In Applied Music Instrumental Recital, students continue their playing either as a soloist or in a small ensemble. They must continue in Band or Orchestra during this time. The students will learn more about their instrument, history of music and some theory. Students will prepare for a recital at the end of each semester. Some students may use this as a preparation for college auditions.

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

©2013 Cathedral High School  |  5225 East 56th Street  |  Indianapolis, IN 46226  |  P: 317.542.1481  |  F: 317.542.1484  |  admin