Welcome to the Smithtown High School Music Department
Below you will find a list of our course offerings.

CONCERT BAND I (7600)

Grade 9

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite: Performance ability on a band instrument. Audition required.  Permission of the instructor required.

Musical organization devoted to the continued development of instrumental and ensemble skills while exploring various styles of appropriate band literature.  Daily rehearsal and one applied music class per week required.

 

CONCERT BAND II (7620)

Grade 9

1 year, 1 credit

Prerequisite: prior experience playing a band instrument.

  A performance group studying styles of appropriate concert band literature while developing instrumental and ensemble skills. All performances, daily rehearsals and one applied music class per week are mandatory requirements.

 

 

ORCHESTRA  (7610)

grade 9

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite: Some performance ability in one of the orchestral instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass.

Open to all orchestral string players.  Members meet each day for ensemble rehearsal and one applied music class per week required.

 

CHORUS (7630)

grade 9

1 year, 1 credit

Prerequisite: Ability to match pitch is essential. Must have some knowledge of music notation.

Open to all ninth grade students whose skill level meets the criteria necessary for success at the High School level and love to sing. Daily rehearsals and one applied voice class per week required.

 

CONCERT CHOIR (7710) GRADES 10-12

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite:  Ability to match pitch is essential. Must have some knowledge of music notation.

Open to all 10-12 students whose skill level meets the criteria necessary for success at the high school level and love to sing. A Musical group devoted to the study of advanced choral literature. Daily rehearsal and one applied voice class per week required.

 

SYMPHONIC BAND (7670) GRADES 10-12

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite: High School level performance ability on a band instrument.  Audition required. Permission of the instructor.

A musical group devoted to the study and performance of the most advanced wind-band music.  Daily rehearsal and one applied music class per week required.

 

MUSIC IN OUR LIVES (7660) GRADES 9-12

Half year, half credit

Music in Our Lives represents a further refinement of the work accomplished in General Music in Grades 6 and 8.

 

 

 

CONCERT BAND (7680) GRADES 10-12

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite: High School level performance ability on a band instrument. 

A musical group devoted to the study and performance of a variety of styles and grades of wind-band music. Daily rehearsals and one applied music class per week required.

ORCHESTRA (7690) GRADES 10-12

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite: Some performance ability in one of the orchestral instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass.

Open to all orchestral string players.  Members meet each day for ensemble rehearsal and one applied music class per week required.

THEORY I - COMPREHENSIVE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

(7720) GRADES 9-12

1 year, 1 credit  - Open to all 9-12th grade students

Prerequisite: Previous instruction or experience in music is desirable, although it is not mandatory.

Deals solely with the mechanics of music and is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of everything on the musical written page.  It will include all major + minor keys and scales, all phases of rhythm, sight-reading, interval + chord reading, melodic + rhythmic dictation and the beginnings of analysis in 4 part writing.  It will thoroughly prepare you for any future involvement you may have with music whether or not you choose music as a career.

 

AP MUSIC THEORY II

GRADES 10-12 (7730)

1 year, 1 credit 

Prerequisite: Theory I or permission of instructor.

The curriculum is one that has been molded after the College Board Advanced Placement Program. The course is designed to cover the scope of work that would be equivalent to that of first year college courses in music theory. Students will develop the ability to recognize, understand and describe the basic materials and processes of music that are heard or presented in a score through ear training, sight singing, analysis, composition and rhythmic studies.

All students accepted into this program will be expected to take the Advanced Placement Examination.