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IB Music SL Yearlong Course Code Options:

IB Music SL Semester Course Options (must choose two):

Fees: IB Exam fee as appropriate. Students will be responsible for the cost of outfits and field trips for their particular ensembles. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor.

Learning Requirements: Students need to be enrolled in either a yearlong ensemble class (choir, orchestra, or band) or two semester-long music courses (MUS401, MUS402, MUS420, or MUS551). Students wishing to take the non-music ensemble IB Music route will need to be approved on a case by case basis. In addition to attending their daily music classes, students will attend the Tuesday after school, two-hour seminars, September through May

General Description: This course is for students who desire to complete an IB certificate or use IB Music as their elective course for their IB Diploma. Students will commit to year-long, weekly afternoon seminar sessions to learn the curriculum and rubrics of IB Music. The music seminar will focus on aspects of music history, theory, and analysis.

Content: The history of music throughout the world.

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Research-based papers
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Music listening and analysis
  • Direct instruction
  • Music ensemble performance/evaluation
  • Creating recording and/or composition portfolios

Equipment to be provided by Student: Earbuds or headphones, individual musical instrument, USB flash drive. If there is a concern about the cost, please see the ASB bookkeeper or your counselor.

Note: If you wish to take IB Music, you must be enrolled in a full year of music courses and this afterschool music seminar.