Coordinator: Michael Salzman
The courses and performing groups offered by the Music Department are designed to meet the needs, interests and talents of senior high school students. They present opportunities to study music from a technical aspect and to develop self-expression and appreciation through participation in the various instrumental and choral performing groups. If the student wishes to earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation using a five unit sequence in music, one unit must be in theory. The remaining units may be earned in any music course. Graduation honors must include one year of theory, as well as fulfillment of normal honors criteria. A requirement of the various musical-performing groups is that students participate in the public performance and school functions in which the groups are involved. Students also participate in weekly sectional lessons. Students who plan to specialize in music or music education as a career are urged to elect not only music theory during their high school years but also to participate in one or more of the musical performing organizations.
ALL PERFORMANCE COURSES AS WELL AS MUSIC THEORY ARE ACCEPTABLE TO FULFILL THE ONE UNIT MUSIC/ART REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.