Music Genre Tracks:

All of our musical genre tracks focus on composition, music history, music theory, instrument learning, music technology, group ensemble, and performance. Each track focuses on these aspects differently as each one is unique! In essence, we create a holistic learning experience for our students within each track.


Rock

We will study and analyze rock music and its origins to learn how to compose unique rock songs as well as a believable facsimile to your favorite rock bands and artists! We will also be learning modern recording and digital music techniques, software and standard practices. We will have a special focus on solos, sounds, distortion, rock harmonies, drum grooves, and much more! The Rock Composition track will write pieces played by the rock band!! (ROCK ON!) All compositions will be recorded and shared at the end of the program via a performance!

Instruments:

Acoustic / Electric guitar
Bass
Drums
Synth
Vocals


Folk

We will study and analyze folk music and its origins to learn how to compose unique folk songs as well as a believable facsimile to your favorite folk artists (FOLK ON!). We will also be learning modern recording and digital music techniques as well as software and standard practices. We will focus on fingerpicking solos, lush folk sounds, folk progressions and melodies, folk harmonies, and much more! The Folk Composition track will write pieces played by the folk group! All compositions will be recorded and shared at the end of the program via a performance!

Instruments:

Acoustic / Electric guitar
Piano
Banjo
Mandolin
Upright / Electric Bass
Folk cello and violin
Drums
Percussion
Harmonica
Accordion
Vocals


Jazz

We will study and analyze jazz music and its origins to learn how to compose unique jazz songs as well as believable facsimile to your favorite Jazz artists (JAZZ ON!). We will also be learning modern recording and digital music techniques as well as software and standard practices. Our focus areas will include jazz harmony, horns, jazz composition, modes and melody, drum grooves, and much more! The jazz composition track will write pieces played by the Jazz Quartet! All compositions will be recorded and shared at the end of the program via a performance!

Instruments:

Acoustic / Electric guitar
Piano
Electric Bass
Upright bass
Cello
Violin
Drums
Percussion
Harmonica
Accordion
Vocals


Classical

We will study and analyze classical music from Bach to Bartok to learn how to compose unique classical songs as well as a believable facsimile to your favorite classical artist (BACH ON!). We will also be learning modern recording and digital music techniques as well as software and standard practices. The instruments will cover are strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. We focus on harmonies, arrangement, melodies, and much more! The classical composition track will write pieces played by the classical ensemble. All compositions will be recorded and shared at the end of the program via a performance!

Instruments:

Violin
Viola
Cello
Double bass
Clarinet
Oboe
Flute
Piano
Classical guitar
Harp
Orchestral Percussion
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
French horn
Saxophone


Electronic

We will study and analyze electronic music and its origins to learn how to compose unique tracks as well as a believable facsimile to your favorite electronic or EDM artist (BOOP BOP ON!). We will also be learning modern recording and digital music techniques, software and standard practices. We will cover special focus on analog synth, modular synth, vst software instruments, drum grooves and much more! As a finale, we will have an end-of-semester listening session to hear all of our beat-making compositions, including a live mix by our artists!


Hip-Hop

We will study and analyze hip-hop and its origins to learn how to compose unique hip- hop tracks as well as a believable facsimile to your favorite hip hop artists! (GROOVE ON!). We will also be learning modern recording and digital music techniques as well as software and standard practices. We will cover drum machines, synths, rapping, sampling beats, beat-making, creating great hooks, and much more! We showcase your talent with an end of program performance!