Music offerings are designed to develop in all students: the professional practices of a working musician: the kinesthetic aspect of music making; the skills necessary to be savvy consumers of music; the ability to perform, produce and analyze the language of music; the ability to be self-motivated collaborators in pursuit of group oriented goals; and, lifelong skills that can enhance career and personal potentials. The music curriculum offers courses both for students with little background in music, as well as courses for advanced students who are interested in specializing in a career in music.

MUSIC COURSE OFFERINGS

Strand/Subject Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Eligibility/Prerequisites
INSTRUMENTAL MUSICBAND
Introduction to Band X X X X One year of Middle School Band OR one year of private instruction on a concert band instrument
Intermediate Band X X X X Successful Audition (NNHS ONLY)
Intermediate/Advanced Band (NCHS Only) X X X X Audition
Advanced Band X X X Audition
INSTRUMENTAL MUSICORCHESTRA
Introduction to Orchestra X X X X One year of Middle School Orchestra OR one year of private instruction on a string instrument
Intermediate Orchestra (NNHS Only) X X X X Audition
Intermediate/Advanced Orchestra X X X X Audition
Advanced Orchestra X X X X Audition
VOCAL MUSIC
Introduction to Male Choir X X X X None
Introduction to Female Choir X X X X None
Intermediate Mixed Choir (NCHS Only) X X X X Audition
Advanced Female Choir (NNHS Only) X X X Audition
Advanced Mixed Choir X X X Audition
MUSIC COURSES
Music Theory 1 X X X X None
Online Music Theory 1 X X X X None
AP Music Theoryw X X X X Music Theory 1 or Successful Completion of Diagnostic Exam
Music Appreciation X X X X None
Music Production X X X X None
Music Capstone X X Two years of performance music, application & IC approval

Purchase Of Concert Attire is Required for Performance Music Courses
w = weighted course