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Visual Arts I:  Beginner (10-12)

  • Prerequisites: None 

  • Teacher recommendation required for retake

This course will guide students to express ideas through different mediums and manipulations of techniques used by master artists. The students will learn and use the Elements and Principles of Design.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of how art is used to communicate ideas and how many artists have used art to produce images found in daily life.  

Visual Arts II:  Intermediate (10-12) 

  • Prerequisites: Visual Arts I with passing grade

  • Teacher recommendation required for retake

Students will learn and use the Elements and Principles of Design. Techniques and ideas from successful artists will be taught to provide students with a better understanding of art and its history.  

Visual Arts III:  Advanced Art (10-12)

  • Prerequisites: Visual Arts I & II with passing grade for each

  • Teacher recommendation required for retake

Advanced Art will expand on the techniques and skills learned in Drawing & Painting and Sculpture & Ceramics.  Students will have both small and large format learning-based projects to complete during class.  Students will also be required to create, maintain, and submit a portfolio during the class.  Students enrolling in this class should enjoy working with visual art, be self-motivated, and be able to complete projects independently. 

Theatre I & Theatre II (9-12)

  • Prerequisites: None / To repeat class, one must earn a B or greater

  • Requirement:  Limited amount of after-school work

The introductory class (Theatre I) will expose students to improvisation, pantomime, monologues, and scene acting.  Students will gain experience in character development and script analysis.  Students will also gain hands-on experience in stagecraft while working on and/or performing a production. Upon repeating the course, advanced students (Theatre II) will be engaged in in-depth studies of various kinds of drama and will refine skills in improvisation, pantomime, monologues, and scene creation.   Advanced students may have the opportunity to direct.  

Musical Theatre (9-12)

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Requirement:  Attend after-school rehearsals and performances

This course offers students the opportunity to study and perform in this genre.  The course combines practical vocal training and development of students as actors and dancers.  The curriculum includes production of the school musical and/or a musical revue as well as other musical theatre-related projects.  Can be taken for multiple credits.  

Musical  Theatre Technology (10-12)

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Requirement:  Attend after-school rehearsals and performances

Musical Theatre Technology is a class designed to focus on the technical elements of the theatre program.  This class will focus on learning the technical elements of stage production including prop building, prop painting, maintaining stage, stage lighting, sound reinforcement, and proper OSHA safety practices.  This class is designed to support the theatre class plays, fine arts department musicals, and other auditorium events throughout the year.  

Instrumental Music I:  Marching Band (9-12)

  • Prerequisites: A previous course in band, audition, or teacher recommendation / Teacher approval to add or drop course

  • Course Sequence:  Marching Band & Concert Band

Lenoir City High School Marching Band is the most visible aspect of the band program, performing across the country each year. Stemming from a long history of success, the band is very active and competitive in maintaining their tradition of excellence. Performances include football games, pep rallies, parades, competitions, Veterans Day concert, Fine Arts Showcase, and a Christmas Concert. Auditions for Color Guard and Drumline are held each May. Audition information is on the website. Other opportunities stemming from participation in marching band include honor bands and clinics, jazz band, pep band, winter guard, indoor drumline, spring band trips, and other special events from time to time. Please refer to the band website for more information as well as a 4-year plan for band students. For the program to excel, all instrumentalists should also sign up for AIM II. 

Instrumental Music II:  Concert Band (9-12)  

  • Prerequisites: A previous course in band, audition, or teacher recommendation / Teacher approval to add or drop course

  • Course Sequence:  Marching Band & Concert Band

Lenoir City High School Symphonic Band is the premiere instrumental ensemble. This ensemble also has a long history of excellence, and strives to continue that tradition through each performance. Performance possibilities include local concerts, Fine Arts Showcase, musical, Regional Festival, State Festival, and national performances. Other opportunities include band trips, honor bands and clinics, jazz bands, and other special events. Please refer to the band website for more information.  

Instrumental Music III:  Honors Instrumental Music (10-12)

  • Prerequisites: Advanced Instrumental Music I or Adv. Instrumental Music II

This class is designed for a more in-depth study of instrumental music performance and wind band history. Areas of emphasis may include individual performance, instrumental technique, music theory, wind band history, and regional performance opportunities. This is a yearlong course in which students receive a fine art credit in the Fall and another in the Spring. This class will meet simultaneously with Marching Band and Symphonic Band, but will include honors level assignments and grading. 

CP Music Theory & Harmony (9-12)

  • Prerequisites: A passing grade in an Intermediate or Advanced level Vocal or Instrumental Class

This course is an intermediate/advanced class which gives an in-depth look at music theory through analysis and writing. Students will learn the intricacies of music and how to apply this knowledge through composition. Prior knowledge and experience in music is required for this class. Because this course is intended to help students prepare for college music entrance exams, we will also be incorporating some history into the curriculum periodically throughout the semester.

Vocal Music I:  Women’s Chorus (9-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Offered:  Spring Semester Only

  • Requirement: All Choral Performances

This beginning, non-audition class consists of ALL WOMEN (returning students and beginning).  During this course, students learn the basic elements of choral singing and an appreciation for many styles of choral music. Requirements include matching pitch, class participation, attending all performances, understanding basic music theory concepts, and the ability to give one’s best effort while working with others in a group setting. On rare occasions, after school work is required to prepare for upcoming performances which will be communicated well in advance to allow students to make necessary accommodations. Students in this choir range from beginners with little to no previous choral experience, to more advanced female singers. Students from all grades are welcome. Fall semester activities include participation in all Choral Department Concerts - Fall Concert and Christmas Concert. This class has a rich tradition of Choral excellence as well as a welcoming and respectful atmosphere for all types of female singers. 

 

Vocal Music I:  Men’s Chorus: (9-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Offered:  Fall Semester Only

  • Requirement: All Choral Performances

This beginning, non-auditioned class consists of ALL MEN (returning students and beginning) and teaches students the basic elements of choral singing, as well as an appreciation for many styles of choral music. Requirements for this class include being male, matching pitch, class participation, attending all performances, understanding basic music theory concepts, and the ability to give your best effort while working with others in a group setting. On rare occasions, after school work is required to prepare for upcoming performances. These times are communicated well in advance to allow students to make necessary accommodations. Students in this choir range from beginners with little or no previous choral experience, to more advanced male singers. Students from all grades are welcome. Fall semester activities include participation in all Choral Department Concerts - Fall Concert and Christmas Concert. Come be a part of the MAN KWAR. Experience and take ownership of a wonderful musical opportunity. 

 

Vocal Music II:  Concert Choir (9-12)

  • Prerequisite: Vocal Music I AND Choral Director approval.

  • Offered:  Spring Semester Only

  • Requirement: All Choral Performances

This large, intermediate choral group meets in the spring semester. Membership in this SATB ensemble is voice part specific, and course enrollment will be determined based on written approval of the Choir Director. The students will display an intermediate knowledge of musical concepts and will perform sacred and secular choral repertoire. Requirements include matching pitch, class participation, attending all performances, understanding basic music theory concepts, and the ability to give one’s best effort while working with others in a group setting. On rare occasions, after school work is required to prepare for upcoming performances. These times are communicated well in advance to allow students to make necessary accommodations. Spring semester activities include participation in all Choral Department Concerts - Winter Concert and Spring Concert, J.B. Lyle Choral Festival performance, and possible ACDA State Choral Festival. This will be a great class for students wishing to further their choral experience and build on past musical knowledge.

 

Vocal Music III:  Singers (10-12)

  • Prerequisites: Vocal Music I AND Audition

  • Offered: Spring & Fall Semesters

  • Requirement:  All Choral Performances

This class consists of 24 to 32 voices, requires a two semester commitment, and is by AUDITION ONLY. This Choir is a select, advanced ensemble, which performs a wide variety of both sacred and secular choral literature, including a cappella music as well as vocal jazz. Fall semester activities include participation in all Choral Department Concerts - Fall Concert and Christmas Concert, National Anthems at Football/Basketball games, LCHS Madrigal, All-East Honor Clinic (extracurricular auditioned group). Spring semester activities include all Choral Department Concerts - Winter Concert and Spring Concert, J.B. Lyle Choral Festival performance, possible ACDA State Choral Festival, All-State Honor Conference (extracurricular audition group), and LCHS Graduation, as well as any and all Community Outreach Performances. Students from this class may participate in a choral department trip, which usually includes performances out of town. Being a member of the Chamber Choir is an honor and a privilege. Chamber Choir serves as the flagship choral ensemble for Lenoir City High School. These students work exceptionally hard to represent our school and community with utmost pride and professionalism.