J – COURSE CATALOG

This page covers all courses that will be offered for the 2019/2020 school year that start with the letter “J”.

COURSE: JAZZ BAND III
COURSE NUMBER: 1301
A-G: 10 Credits Fine Arts (F) or (G) Elective
PREREQUISITE: Level III Conservatory
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Forbes) Period 3
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Pahmeier) Period 3
DESCRIPTION: Jazz Band is designed for students who have at least one year of playing on their instruments, but have little to no experience playing jazz. The following types of music will be introduced, and studied: popular, swing, jazz (funk, Latin, etc.), and rock. Creativity, beginning improvisation, and beginning aural skills are fostered. It is expected that students will practice on a daily basis to master the jazz style and to develop their art of improvisation.

Students in this course will be able to: 1. Perform various styles of jazz music Grade I through Grade III 2. Demonstrate proper playing position: posture and embouchure formation 3. Produce a quality and rich tone on their instrument 4. Demonstrate a variety of jazz articulations 5. Improvise melodies over simple chord changes 6. Develop knowledge of jazz history, jazz artists, composers and musicians 7. Become proficient on all major scales, blues scales, and chromatic scale.

The students in this course will comprise the “Jazz Band,” and will perform in 2 concerts per semester and participate in festival adjudication. Jazz Band will take part in recruiting events and community performances.

Jazz Band is meant for students who have satisfactorily demonstrated their intermediate playing ability through an audition, and who have a strong interest for jazz. Students will be able to identify and notate music and perform on an instrument with an intermediate to advanced degree of musicianship. The students in this class will have an acceptable command of their instrument: saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drumset. They will also have to be able to read music fluently to take part in this class. Students will not have to write fingerings for their music as it should be fluently understood by this point. Students will perform in large group settings but will also be required to play in smaller settings such as a jazz combo.

COURSE: JAZZ / TAP I
COURSE NUMBER: 426
A-G: 
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance, Theatre, Vocal Music, Cirque Acrobatics
HESPERIA COURSES: (Whiting) Period 2 (Kitchens) Periods 3,4,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Milligan) Period  2 
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COURSE: JAZZ / TAP II
COURSE NUMBER: 427
A-G:
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance
HESPERIA COURSES: (Whiting) Period 2 (Kitchens) Periods 3,4,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Milligan) Period 2
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COURSE: JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR I
COURSE NUMBER: 6212
A-G: N/A Junior HIgh Course
PREREQUISITE: None
HOUSE: Music
CONSERVATORY: None
HESPERIA COURSES: Periods 2,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hekel) Periods 2,7
DESCRIPTION: Students learn how to sing their part with others in a multi-part choral setting. An eclectic variety of choral repertoire is covered from different style periods and genres. Basics of choral singing are also covered, including vocal technique, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation as well as stage presence and performance etiquette. Rehearsals (some after school), culminate into two to four public performances per year. Also emphasized is preparing for eligibility into the advanced choirs.

COURSE: JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR II
COURSE NUMBER: 6213
A-G: N/A Junior High Course
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Music, Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
HESPERIA COURSES: Periods 2,7
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Hekel) Periods 2,7)
DESCRIPTION: This is the top middle school choir. Junior Choir II rehearses and performs three to four part treble harmony both accompanied and Acapella chosen from an eclectic choral repertoire of different style periods and genres. Excellence in the choral art is achieved through obtaining excellence in vocal technique, beauty of tone, choral blend, balance, phrasing, dynamics and articulation, as well as stage presence and performance etiquette. Junior Choir II performs several times each year.

COURSE: JUNIOR HIGH DRAMA A 
COURSE NUMBER: 68
A-G: N/A Junior High Course
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level I
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre, Dance, Cirque, Vocal Music
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Barton) Periods 4,6
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to theatre.  Emphasis will be placed on learning proper theatre vocabulary and terminology as well as proper acting technique.  Provides opportunities for students to explore theatre skills and techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre through projects, including the creation and performance of short scenes and ensemble acting. Additional studies will include technical theatre and theatre critique.

COURSE: JUNIOR HIGH DRAMA B (ADVANCED) 
COURSE NUMBER: 682
A-G: N/A Junior High Course
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level II
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Theatre
HESPERIA COURSES: (Merket) Periods 4,6
RIVERSIDE COURSES: NOT AVAILABLE
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to go into more depth with junior high students with the art of theatre.  Emphasis will be placed on learning proper theatre vocabulary and terminology as well as proper acting technique.  Provides opportunities for students to explore theatre skills and techniques. Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre through projects, including the creation and performance of short scenes and ensemble acting. Additional studies will include technical theatre and theatre critique.

COURSE: JAZZ / TAP III
COURSE NUMBER: 428
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level III
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Kendricks) Periods 1,3,4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kendricks) Periods 6,7,8,9

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COURSE: JAZZ / TAP IV
COURSE NUMBER: 429
A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level IV
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Kendricks) Periods 1,3,4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kendricks) Periods 6,7,8,9

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COURSE: JAZZ / TAP V
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A-G: 10 credits Fine Arts (F)
PREREQUISITE: Audition Level V
HOUSE: Performing Arts
CONSERVATORY: Dance Arts
HESPERIA COURSES: (Kendricks) Periods 1,3,4
RIVERSIDE COURSES: (Kendricks) Periods 6,7,8,9

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