• Performing Arts



    P-Theater Arts I                                                                           Course #6104
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            None
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    Theater Arts I provides an introduction to theater as a discipline and art form. Students will study theater history and explore the way in which theater affects and is affected by its societal context. Through theater games and improvisation exercises, students will develop confidence, trust, and voice and movement skills. As they give and receive criticism on performances in and outside of class, students will apply evaluative criteria and appreciate excellence in performance.
     
    P-Theater Arts II                                                                          Course #6166
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Theater Arts I or instructor approval
    College Prep:          VAPA (f) requirement
    Theater Arts II is designed for the intermediate student who wants to build upon the skills learned in Theater Arts I. Through play analysis, scene work, and one-act play preparation and performance, students will build believable characters, apply basic technical theater skills, develop directing skills, and work effectively in an ensemble. Students will develop audition material.
     
    P-Theater Arts III                                                                         Course #6176
    Level:                     10-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Theater Arts I and II or instructor approval
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    Theater Arts III builds upon the skills learned in Theater Arts I and II. Through participation in in-depth projects, students will apply directing, acting, technical, and dramaturgical skills. During these projects, they will write and adapt scripts. By exploring different theatrical genres, students will evaluate and appreciate a variety of production styles.
     
    P-ROP The Art of Video Production                                                  Course #6182
    Level:                     11-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Age 16
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    Video Production provides students the opportunity to develop basic video production techniques. Students design, shoot, edit, and produce video projects. Students use field and studio equipment to produce professional-quality video programs.
     
    P-ROP Advanced Video Production                                                   Course #6185
    Level:                     11-12 or age 16
    Length:                   Year (10 credits)
    Prerequisite:            Video Production or instructor approval
    Graduation:             Elective credit
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    This is an advanced level course using computers and video equipment to plan, shoot, and edit video programs. Emphasis is on advanced level scriptwriting, audio techniques, lighting, camera operation and editing. Computers are used as a creative and organizational tool for the purpose of producing high-quality videos. Program styles include documentary, educational, and dramatic video production. Students use field and studio equipment to produce professional-quality video programs.
     
    Music Appreciation                                                                    Course #6060
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits)
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    Music Appreciation is a classroom music course designed to provide students with a source of aesthetic enjoyment through the study of music and its development - past and present. This course will include appreciation for music, dance, theatre, art and how these relate to the western world over the past two centuries. It will examine the effects each has had on the others and how conditions, political and social views and etiquette of the time compare with those of today.
     
    Beginning Guitar                                                                        Course #6056
    Level:                         9-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits); repeat to 10 credits
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    Beginning Guitar introduces students to chords, theory, and accompaniment as well as notation, solos and ensembles. Performances are presented in class several times a quarter. Students must furnish their own equipment.
     
    Instrumental Studies                                                                 Course #6050
    Level:                        9-12
    Length:                      Semester (5 credits); repeat to 10 credits
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    Introduction to Band Instruments is an instrumental music class designed to introduce students to, and provide students with, a source of aesthetic enjoyment of, and an experience in ensemble playing. A number of extracurricular performances are required part of this course. Students will need to have their own band instrument.
     
    P-Orchestra                                                                                  Course #6036
    Level:                      9-12
    Length:                    Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:             Instructor approval
    Graduation:              Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:            VAPA (f) requirement
    Designed primarily (but not solely) for experienced students who play string instruments (i.e. violin, viola, cello, double bass) and/or experienced piano students – students with no string instrument experience are welcome to join. Students perform at various concerts, festivals, and occasions as well as the holiday and spring concerts.  All performances are mandatory.
     
    P-Concert Band                                                                           Course #6016
    Level:                       9-12
    Length:                     Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:              Instructor approval
    Graduation:               Fine Arts requirement
    College Prep:            VAPA (f) requirement
    Concert Band is an intermediate performance band for experienced in- coming band freshman and other band musicians. Members of this group will become a Marching Band in the fall as they combine with Symphonic Band members to perform at Freedom football games and  local  parades. Marching rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Other performances will include holiday and spring concerts and music festival performances. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory.
     
    P-Symphonic Band                                                                    Course #6020
    Level:                      10-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:            Audition
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    Symphonic Band is an advanced performance band for advanced high school musicians. Members of this group will become a Marching Band in the fall only, as they combine with Concert Band members to perform at FHS football games and local parades. Marching rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30 p.m. Other performances will include holiday and spring concerts as well as performances at other high schools, colleges, and festivals. All rehearsals and performances are mandatory.
     
    P-Jazz Band                                                                                Course #6037
    Level:                     9-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:          Concurrent enrollment in Orchestra, Symphonic or Concert Band and audition
    Graduation:       Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:       VAPA (f) requirement
    Jazz Band is an intermediate-to-advanced instrumental music and theory class designed to provide a source of aesthetic enjoyment and instruction in practice and performance in the concepts and techniques of various styles of jazz. Students must be able to play with a high degree of skill and show consistent improvement in their abilities Emphasis is placed upon improvisation and the accompanying music theory. A number of extracurricular performances are a required part of this course.
    P-A’Cappella Choir                                                                     Course #6092
    Level:                         10-12
    Length:                      Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite: Audition
    Graduation:              Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep: VAPA (f) requirement
    A’Cappella Choir is an intermediate choral music class. Students must have had some vocal experience and be able to sing with a medium to high degree of skill. Emphasis will be on intermediate to advanced musicianship, vocal production, and vocal/choral technique. All performances are mandatory.
     
    P-Women’s Chorus                                                                    Course #6086
    Level:                      9-12
    Length:                    Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Fine Arts requirement
    College Prep:            VAPA (f) requirement
    Women’s Chorus Women’s Ensemble is an intermediate to advanced choral music class. Students must have vocal experience and be able to sing with a medium to high degree of skill. Emphasis will be on intermediate to advanced musicianship, vocal production, and vocal/choral technique. All performances are mandatory.
     
    P-Men’s Chorus                                                                          Course #6070
    Level:                      9-12
    Length:                   Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:            None
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    Student must be able to match pitch. This will be determined by instructor during the first 2 weeks of the semester.. At least one performance is scheduled per semester.
     
    P-Select Singers                                                                         Course #6100
    Level:                     10-12
    Length:                  Year (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:            Audition, and concurrent enrollment in at least one other choir (Women’s Ensemble, A’Cappella Choir, Women’s Chorus, or Men’s Chorus)
    Graduation:             Fine Arts requirement or elective credit
    College Prep:           VAPA (f) requirement
    Select Singers Select Select Singers is an advanced choral music class designed for singers displaying a high degree of vocal/choral experience and skill. Emphasis is on more advanced facets of musicianship, vocal/choral production and vocal/choral technique. Participation in performances of the Select Singers is mandatory. *Students enrolled in this class must be concurrently enrolled in either A’Cappella Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Women’s Chorus, or Men’s Chorus
     
    P-Women’s Ensemble                                                               Course #6142
    Level:                     10-12
    Length:                  Year Class (10 credits); repeat to 30 credits
    Prerequisite:           One year of Women’s Chorus and audition
    Graduation:            Fine Arts requirement
    College Prep:          VAPA (f) requirement
    Women’s Ensemble is an intermediate choral music class designed for women with some vocal experience. Emphasis is on intermediate musicianship, vocal production, and vocal/choral technique. All performances are required. At least one performance is scheduled per semester
     
     
     
    Piano I                                                                                          Course #6058
    Level:                      9-12
    Length:                   Year Class (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:             None
    Graduation:              Electives Credit
    Piano Class 1 is a course designed to teach students with little or no experience in music; performance skills (solo and in an ensemble), rehearsal techniques, how to read and play music on the grand staff theory, concert etiquette, and listening and analyzation. Piano Class 1 serves as a prerequisite to Piano Class II. Parent/Guardian and student must sign an Acceptable Use Policy contract prior to students using computers on campus. (Contract is part of the online registration process)
     
    Piano II                                                                                         Course #6059
    Level:                       9-12
    Length:                    Year Class (10 credits); repeat to 40 credits
    Prerequisite:             Successful completion of Piano Class I, or teacher approval.
    Graduation:              Electives Credit
    Piano Class II is a course designed to teach students with moderate experience at the piano; performance skills (solo and in an ensemble), rehearsal techniques, how to read and play music on the grand staff, music theory, concert etiquette, and listening and Parent/Guardian and student must sign an Acceptable Use Policy contract prior to students using computers on campus. (Contract is part of the online registration process)