Instrumental Arts Class Info

Orchestra I & II

Orchestra I and II - Strings is for the seventh to twelfth grade student interested in learning how to play string instruments. Students learn fundamental performance skills. Students also study basic musical notation and its practical application. Students study and perform Florida Orchestra Association (FOA) graded solos as well as ensemble pieces. All students perform during the second semester. Private study is strongly encouraged. Purchase of concert attire required. The objective of these courses will be to develop technical proficiency along with musical skills including independence of each part, awareness and sensitivity to the other instrumental parts, accurate intonation, and a sense of unity within the group of players. The ensembles will perform in public.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.
  • Individual and group practice outside of class coaching’s
  • Successful completion of exams and quizzes
  • Successful progress on the selected musical work(s) resulting in a public performance
  • Public performances as outlined in the TKA calendar
  • Attendance at rehearsals, performances, and other required dates

Textbooks

None required. Music will be selected from the standard chamber music literature and distributed by instructor. Students are required to have music binder each day in class with material that will be provided. Binders should be kept orderly and there will be random binder checks.

Learning Outcomes

A student that successfully completes the course will demonstrate suitable abilities to:

  1. Identify and discriminate among rhythmic structures: beat, meter, pattern, and polyrhythms;
  2. Identify and discriminate among standard music forms: binary, ternary, fugue, rondo, sonata, suite, concerto, symphony, and theme and variation
  3. Identify qualities of music performance: characteristic tone quality of instruments, phrasing, blend, balance, timbre, tempo, dynamics, articulation, and intonation, both linear and vertical
  4. Identify, discriminate among, and describe stylistic features, principal forms, and contributions of representative composers of the traditional stylistic eras of Western music
  5. Analyze and correct music performance problems (e.g., intonation, phrasing, blend, balance, tone quality, and notational-performance discrepancies)
  6. Make critical judgments about aesthetic qualities of music performances
  7. Analyze and correct problems of instrumental tone productions

Evaluation/Measures of Outcomes

Grades will be determined on attendance, attitude, individual progress, and performance. Please refer to Student Handbook for attendance policy. The grading rubric is as follows:

  • Attendance and binder – 10%
  • Attitude – 10%
  • Individual Progress – 70%
  • Performance – 10%

Grades:                                 

100-99 = A+          4.25
98 - 92 = A             4.00        Excellent
91 - 90 = A-            3.75
89 - 88 = B+           3.25
87 - 82 = B             3.00        Good
81 - 80 = B-            2.75
79 - 78 = C+           2.25
77 - 72 = C             2.00        Average
71 - 70 = C-            1.75
69 - 68 = D+          1.25
67 - 62 = D             1.00        Poor
61 - 60 = D-           .75
59 - 0   = F               .00           Failing

 

Orchestra IV Honors

Orchestra IV - Strings is for the ninth to twelfth grade advanced level student interested in advanced orchestral studies and performance. Students learn advanced performance skills and also study advanced musical notation and its practical application. Students study and perform Florida Orchestra Association (FOA) graded solos as well as ensemble pieces. All students perform during the second semester. Private study is strongly encouraged. Purchase of concert attire required.

The objective of these courses will be to develop technical proficiency along with musical skills including independence of each part, awareness and sensitivity to the other instrumental parts, accurate intonation, and a sense of unity within the group of players. The ensembles will perform in public.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.
  • Individual and group practice outside of class coaching’s
  • Successful completion of exams and quizzes
  • Successful progress on the selected musical work(s) resulting in a public performance
  • Public performances as outlined in the TKA calendar
  • Attendance at rehearsals, performances, and other required dates

Textbooks

None required. Music will be selected from the standard chamber music literature and distributed by instructor. Students are required to have music binder each day in class with material that will be provided. Binders should be kept orderly and there will be random binder checks.

Learning Outcomes

A student that successfully completes the course will demonstrate suitable abilities to:

  1. Identify and discriminate among rhythmic structures: beat, meter, pattern, and polyrhythms;
  2. Identify and discriminate among standard music forms: binary, ternary, fugue, rondo, sonata, suite, concerto, symphony, and theme and variation
  3. Identify qualities of music performance: characteristic tone quality of instruments, phrasing, blend, balance, timbre, tempo, dynamics, articulation, and intonation, both linear and vertical
  4. Identify, discriminate among, and describe stylistic features, principal forms, and contributions of representative composers of the traditional stylistic eras of Western music
  5. Analyze and correct music performance problems (e.g., intonation, phrasing, blend, balance, tone quality, and notational-performance discrepancies)
  6. Make critical judgments about aesthetic qualities of music performances
  7. Analyze and correct problems of instrumental tone productions

Evaluation/Measures of Outcomes

Grades will be determined on attendance, attitude, individual progress, and performance. Please refer to Student Handbook for attendance policy. The grading rubric is as follows:

  • Attendance and binder – 10%
  • Attitude – 10%
  • Individual Progress – 70%
  • Performance – 10%

Grades                                    

100-99 = A+          4.25
98 - 92 = A             4.00        Excellent
91 - 90 = A-            3.75
89 - 88 = B+           3.25
87 - 82 = B             3.00        Good
81 - 80 = B-            2.75
79 - 78 = C+           2.25
77 - 72 = C             2.00        Average
71 - 70 = C-            1.75
69 - 68 = D+          1.25
67 - 62 = D             1.00        Poor
61 - 60 = D-           .75
59 - 0   = F               .00           Failing

 

Kidservatory Strings I & II

Kidservatory Strings I - is for the kindergarten and first grade student interested in learning how to play string instruments. Students learn fundamental performance skills. Students also study basic musical notation and its practical application. Students study and perform beginning level classical melodies and folk tunes. Private study is strongly encouraged. Purchase of concert attire required.

Kidservatory Strings II - is for the third through sixth grade student interested in learning how to play string instruments. Students learn fundamental performance skills. Students also study basic musical notation and its practical application. Students study and perform beginning/intermediate level classical melodies and folk tunes. Private study is strongly encouraged. Purchase of concert attire required.

The objective of these courses will be to develop technical proficiency along with musical skills including independence of each part, accurate intonation, and a sense of unity within the group of players. The ensembles will perform in public.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.
  • Individual and group practice outside of class coaching’s
  • Successful completion of exams and quizzes
  • Public performances as outlined in the TKA calendar
  • Attendance at rehearsals, performances, and other required dates
  • Own or rent an instrument

Textbooks

None required. Music will be selected from the standard chamber music literature and distributed by instructor. Students are required to have music binder each day in class with material that will be provided. Binders should be kept orderly and there will be random binder checks.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and discriminate among simple rhythmic structures: beat, meter, pattern, and polyrhythms;
  2. Identify general qualities of music performance: characteristic tone quality of instruments, phrasing, balance, timbre, tempo, dynamics, articulation, and intonation.
  3. Listen for and correct music performance problems (e.g., Posture, basic mechanics, intonation, bowings, and tone quality).

 

Symphonic Band

This honors level class is designed to give students the opportunity to study, and perform works representative of a broad spectrum of band literature. Students are expected to contribute to rehearsals and performances with positive attitudes and accurate execution of their instrumental parts. A dedicated team effort is expected and will allow for professional quality in all of our performances.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class.
  • Arrive on time (especially at 7AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • All classroom materials are provided therefore you are to take proper care of music.
  • Performance Attire is required of all advanced bands. (Attire fees apply for all apparel - please see Attire fee chart on the back of this sheet)
  • Periodic After School Rehearsals (scheduled as needed each semester) 

Grades based on:

  • Participation (weekly grade based on preparation and participation.)
  • Classroom Behavior
  • Monthly Part Quizzes (These will be done in class and given a test grade)
  • Occasional Music Theory Assignments (In class assignments / daily grade)
  • Attendance at all Rehearsals and Concerts
  • Attendance at required concerts as well as scheduled rehearsals.
  • All performances will count as Test grades

 

Piano I, Piano II, & Music Theory

Piano I is designed to give the beginning piano students an opportunity to learn to read and play piano literature while incorporating music theory and piano technique into their study.   Daily lessons and practice during class time will allow students to advance their skills. All piano students will be assessed on what they have learned at the end of each week.

Piano II is a continuation of Piano I for those students who wish to continue working on their piano skills after taking Piano I. If students have had previous piano lessons, they may be allowed to begin in Piano II depending upon an assessment of their skills.

Music Theory I is designed for students who would like the opportunity to learn to read and understand music. The class will include reading both music staffs, key signatures, time signatures, note values, etc. plus sight reading and ear training skills.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.                  
  • All classroom materials are provided therefore students are expected to take proper care of the piano music.

Grades for Piano I & II will be based on participation and weekly assessments. Class time is used for students to practice their daily group lessons in order to advance their skills.

Grades for Music Theory I will be based on participation and quizzes throughout the week. Students should be able to finish all assignments during their class.

The lab fee is $150 if students only take one Conservatory class. Students who are taking other music classes in the Conservatory will only pay a $50 lab fee for Piano I or II.

 

Intro to Band & Concert Band

These classes are designed to give students the opportunity to study, and perform works representative of a broad spectrum of band literature. Students are expected to contribute to rehearsals and performances with positive attitudes and accurate execution of their instrumental parts. A dedicated team effort is expected and will allow for professional quality in all of our performances.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class.
  • Arrive on time (especially at 7AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  • All classroom materials are provided therefore you are to take proper care of music.
  • Performance Attire is required of all advanced bands. (Attire fees apply for all apparel - please see Attire fee chart on the back of this sheet)
  • Periodic After School Rehearsals (scheduled as needed each semester)

Grades based on:

  • Participation (weekly grade based on preparation and participation.)
  • Classroom Behavior
  • Monthly Part Quizzes (These will be done in class and given a test grade)
  • Occasional Music Theory Assignments (In class assignments / daily grade)
  • Attendance at all Rehearsals and Concerts
  • Attendance at required concerts as well as scheduled rehearsals.
  • All performances will count as Test grades

NOTE: Per the TKA Handbook, any student on probation will be restricted from participating in and attending all school related extra-curricular activities and events. Any activities or events paid for CANNOT be refunded.

Band Fee

$150.00 per semester, billed through tuition

The band fee was established in order to help with numerous department expenses incurred on an annual basis.

This fee includes your:

  • Band Locker Rental
  • Band Booster Membership per semester
  • Conservatory T-shirt
  • Meals before various concerts throughout the year
  • Class Competition/Festival Fees

This fee will be automatically added to your tuition account and you will receive a credit to your account if you have sold ads. If you have any questions regarding this fee, please contact Mrs. Loveland, ext. 353.

Attire Information

The attire fee is paid directly to the band department. Make checks payable to The King’s Academy and in the memo write attire/student’s name. Turn in to Mrs. Loveland once notified.

Note: Any alterations need will be your responsibility

Women                                                                                          

Dress:   $80.00                                                                                                

Men

Tux Jacket: $75.00
Tux Pants: $30.00
Cummerbund & Bow tie: $40.00
Shoes: $50.00
Tux Shirt: $20.00