CTE - Music


The Music program is designed for music majors in vocals and/or instrumentals. The three main components of study over the four years include Solo Repertoire, Music Theory (with Traditional Notation), and Aural Development.

Students will learn the following musical skills: Sight Singing, Ear Training, Aural Awareness, Harmony, Rhythm, Melody, Composition and Improvisation. These skills will be expanded on with the use of piano, guitar, and voice training. Knowledge will continue in a more advanced level through each grade level.

Students will complete an adult level piano course instruction over the four years. In the junior year, music students will be required to complete 12 chapters of a college level music history course and finish the other 12 chapters in their senior year. During the senior year, students will be required to take the AP Music Theory course and have the option of taking the AP Music Theory Test. The AP Music course has been approved by the College Board and the syllabus has been adopted to meet the required course curriculum. Finally, seniors will be required to perform a Senior Recital as part of the final requirement of the course load.

Plan of Study

Year 1

Music Foundations

Year 2

Intermediate Music

Year 3

Advanced Placement Music I

Year 4

Advanced Placement Music II

Additional Requirements:
Chorus, Intermediate Chorus, Advanced Chorus and Honors Chorus

Suggested Coursework:
Piano, Guitar, Songwriting and Music Production, and Performance Ensemble

AP Music Theory Exam
Tri-M National Honor Society


Skills and Knowledge:
Problem Solving; Professionalism; Collaboration; Critical Thinking; Communication Creativity; Flexibility; Initiative; Performance proficiency on primary instrument or voice performance proficiency; Performance proficiency in a large performing ensemble (band, chorus, orchestra); Knowledge of musical history and literature; Knowledge of music theory, sight singing, ear training, and rhythmic training

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students must complete 80 hours in any of the following activities: Internship, Apprenticeship, Service-learning project, Industry Project, or School-based Enterprise.

Occupations within this Field:

  • Composer/Arranger
  • General Business Musician
  • Music Directors and Composers
  • Musicians and Singers
  • Post-Secondary Teachers High School
  • Middle School and Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
  • Music Entrepreneur
  • Arts Management
  • Conductor
  • Music Therapist
  • Private Music Teacher
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