2710 N. WATER ST. DECATUR, IL 62526 (217) 875-2431

St. Teresa High School is an accredited Catholic college preparatory secondary school serving the Decatur, Illinois area. Sharing in the educational mission of the Church, it is committed to offering excellent education and developing a community of faith. St. Teresa provides a faith-based, disciplined environment which fosters academic achievement, independent thinking, moral integrity, and service to community. more

Music

Chorus

Students enrolled in chorus will have the opportunity to improve their vocal performance and sight-singing

skills through singing and listening to both contemporary and traditional choir music. Students will be

expected to sing in two and three part harmony. Grades are determined by daily participation, vocal skill

quizzes, attendance at performances, and willingness to contribute to the organization and represent it in a positive manner. Performances include winter and spring concerts, with the option of participating in IMEA and solo & ensemble contest.

 

 

Concert Band/Rock Band

Students enrolled in concert band and rock band will have the opportunity to improve their musical skills

through listening to, studying and performing various compositions. Grades are determined based on daily participation, skill quizzes, weekly practice, attendance at performances, and willingness to contribute to the organization and represent it in a positive manner. Performances include winter and spring concerts and Band Slam (rock band), with the option of participating in IMEA and solo & ensemble contest.

 

 

Orchestra

Students enrolled in orchestra will have the opportunity to improve their musical skills through the study and performance of pieces from various musical periods. Grades are determined by daily participation, skill quizzes, weekly practice, attendance at performances, and willingness to contribute to the organization and represent it in a positive manner. Performances include winter and spring concerts, with the option of participating in IMEA and solo & ensemble contest.

 

 

Music Technology

Students enrolled in music technology will have the opportunity to learn how to create music in several ways using recent technology. Students will learn how to use Garage Band, music notation software, and several online tools and apps to create music that can stand alone or be used along with their own videos. This class will also be used to familiarize students with how sound systems are set up. Grades are based primarily on various projects. No musical background is required.

 

 

Beginning Guitar/Ukulele

Students in this class will learn how to play their choice of either the ukulele or guitar. This class is designed to give students a working knowledge of the parts and history of the two instruments in addition to teaching them how to play music in a number of different keys. Grades are based on daily participation, regular improvement, weekly practice, good attitude, and attendance at any performances. Performances could include both the winter and spring concerts. No musical background is required.

 

 

Beginning Orchestra

Students enrolled in beginning orchestra will have the opportunity to learn how to play violin, viola, cello, or double bass, through the study and performance of various pieces. Grades are based on daily participation, weekly practice, attendance at performances, and willingness to contribute to the organization and represent it in a positive manner. Performances include winter and spring concerts, with the option of participating in solo & ensemble contest. No musical background is required.

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