Strings Music Courses

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AMS1OI:  Grade 9 Strings - Experienced
Students with previous strings experience,  either in elementary school or private lessons, develop their musicianship through playing as a group, alone, or in small ensembles, and study music theory and history.  

AMS1OX:  Grade 9 Strings - Beginner
Students, without previous experience are  introduced to a string instrument, e.g. violin,  viola, cello, or double bass. As in the experienced courses, students will develop their skills through playing as a group, alone, or in small ensembles, and will study music theory and history.  

AMS2OI:  Grade 10 Strings
Students  will  continue to develop string  instrument  techniques (vibrato, shifting,  bowing), and will increase their understanding of theory, music history, style, and interpretation of music.  Participation in the orchestra is encouraged. AMS1OI or AMS1OX highly recommended.

AMS3MI:  Grade 11 Strings
A continuation of AMS2OI that builds on students' individual playing skills on their string instrument, as well as musicianship and theory and history studies.  Studies focus on violin, viola, cello,  or double bass. Participation in orchestra is highly encouraged.  AMS2OI is a prerequisite.

AMS4MI:  Grade 12 Strings
This  senior  level  strings  course  prepares  students  for  post- secondary studies in music.  University bound students can use this credit as one of the 6 required for admission. AMS3MI is a prerequisite.

The Integrated Arts Program is an enriched Arts magnet program, designed for students who wish to specialize in the Arts: Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Production Technologies, Vocal music, Instrumental (band) music, or Strings.  There is a separate supplementary registration package and an audition that needs to be completed in order to be eligible for this program. Click here for additional information about the requirements and audition process, or call 743-8265 for more information. Only students in the IAP may choose courses that end with a Y.

These are enriched comprehensive courses including added solo and small  ensemble performance expectations, and one-on-one lessons with guest professional musicians.

AMS1OY:  Grade 9 Strings - Enriched
AMS2OY:  Grade 10 Strings - Enriched
AMS3MY:  Grade 11 Strings - Enriched
AMS4MY:  Grade 12 Strings - Enriched

Integrated Arts Options