Vocal Courses

AMV 1OI – Music – Choral/Vocal, Open (Gr 9)
“Music… makes the people come together.”
This course is for you if you like to sing, whether you have experience or not.  Develop your vocal performance skills; you will sing every day.  Learn to read and write standard music notation while completing listening and composition activities.  Sing as a class and in small groups, you will be encouraged to perform in the Highlander Chorus.

AMV 2OI – Music – Vocal/Choral, Open (Gr 10)
“I think I’ve become a much better singer and a much better player. Years and years of playing a couple of hours every day will do that.” 
– Sarah McLachlan
Practice makes perfect! Continue building your vocal skills in AMV 2OI and gain confidence as a solo singer. Sharpen your skills in rehearsing and performing music in small groups and solo. Explore the timeline of music history, refine your song writing skills and use of music software. And don’t forget having fun with your classmates as you create together! Look back on the great time you had in vocal music when you listen to your CD compilation at the end of the course!  
Prerequisite:  NONE.

AMV 3MI – Music – Vocal/Choral, University/College (Gr 11) 
“Music can change the world because it can change people”.  Bono
Learn about how music reflects culture and changes it…. in the past and today.  Learn how to use your vocal skills in a leadership role: leading warm ups and rehearsing a piece of music with a small group.  Continue to refine your vocal skills through technique exercises, small ensemble pieces, and solos from music theatre, art song and even opera!  Grow as a songwriter, and create harmonies for that great tune you have in your head!  Track all of this change through recordings of your performances, compiled in a CD at the end of the course.  
Prerequisite course:  AMV IOI or AMV 2OI.

AMV 4MI – Music – Vocal/Choral, University/College (Gr 12)
“You can’t fake this music. You might be a great singer or a great musician but, in the need, that’s got nothing to do with it. It’s how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them.”  Etta James
Discover the stories behind the music of the 20th Century, including jazz and musical theatre and use that knowledge to bring those songs to life. Develop your skills as a music critic. What makes a great performance? Senior music students will expand their music leadership by planning and leading rehearsals for small ensembles. Experiment with 20th century composition techniques to create original, unusual songs!  
Prerequisite: AMV3MI.