IB Music - Group Performance - Course Code Options:

  • MUS653 - Skyline String and Chamber Orchestra
  • MUS654 - Evergreen Philharmonic
  • MUS656 - Jazz Band
  • MUS657 - Concert Band
  • MUS658 - Symphonic Band
  • MUS663 - Vocal Jazz
  • MUS665 - Concert Chorale

Fees: Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits and field trips for their particular ensembles. IB exam fee will apply as appropriate.

Learning Requirements: In addition to attending their daily Music Ensemble Performance Class, students will attend the Tuesday after school, 2-hour seminars, September through May.

General Description: This yearlong course is for students who desire to complete an IB Certificate or use IB Music as their elective course work for their IB Diploma. Students will commit to a weekly afternoon seminar session to learn the curriculum and rubrics of IB Music. The music seminar will also focus on aspects of music history, theory, and analysis. Students must also be members of a yearlong, music performance ensemble.

Content:  The history of music throughout the world

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Research based papers
  • Multi-media presentations
  • Music listening and analysis
  • Direct instruction
  • Music ensemble performance/evaluation

Equipment to be provided by Student: Headphones (ear buds)