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April 17 - 27, 2017

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Principal

Ms. Jalyn E. Lyde

973-321-0520 ext.10521

jalynlyde@paterson.k12.nj.us

Teacher in the school

Mr. Claude Wilson

973-321-0520 ext.10520

clwilson@paterson.k12.nj.us

Anti-Bullying Specialist

Michelle Van Hoven

973-321-0520 ext.52137

vanhovenm@paterson.k12.nj.us


RPHS ABR Score
64 out of 78
District ABR Score
59 out of 78

Link to District ABR Report

T.J. Best,
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

tbest@paterson.k12.nj.us

973-321-2404

Welcome to the music department

The music department is devoted to the study and practice of music, and exists to provide a first-rate musical education that gives students advanced skills in music as well as knowledge of music history and repertory.

Click on the image on the left to view this year's concert.

our staff


Kenneth Davis
(Instrumental Teacher)

Vladamir Zaitsev
(Piano Teacher)

John Chapman
(Vocal Teacher)

Instrumental Classes

instrumentalal

1. Beginning Ensemble

This course develops musicianship skills in band and instrumental ensembles. The content includes: development of characteristic tone production, performance techniques, musical literacy, and music appreciation. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performance beyond the regular school hours.

2. Intermediate Ensemble

This course extends musicianship skills in band and instrumental ensembles, including characteristic tone production, and band performance techniques, musical literacy, and music appreciation. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performances beyond regular school hours.

3. Concert Band I

This course provides students with instruction in the application of musicianship and technical skills through the study of varied band literature. The course content includes interpreting difficult music, developing independent musicianship, tone production and performance techniques, analyze form, style, and history in the performance preparation of varied band literature; formulating critical listening skills and aesthetic values. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performances beyond the regular school hours.

4. Concert Band II

This course is to foster internalization of independence in musicianship, performance techniques, and aesthetic awareness through the rehearsal and performance of varied band literature. The course content includes: interpreting difficult music; refining independent musicianship, tone production and performance techniques; analyzing and applying form, style, and history in the performance preparation of varied band literature; development of critical listening skills. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performances beyond the regular school hours.

5. Jazz lab

A course for learning and playing Jazz and other popular idioms of instrumental music, within an ensemble of standard jazz band instrumentation. The course content includes: development of knowledge and understanding of styles and performance techniques of varied popular and jazz literature. Independence in improvisation, interpretation and performance is emphasized. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performances beyond the regular school hours.

Piano Classes

piano

1. Beginning, Intermediate I & II, Advanced Piano

The purpose of the piano program is to offer students an instructional sequence of courses which range from providing a basic knowledge of keyboard instruments (traditional, piano, and electrical keyboards), to advanced study in piano repertoire, improvisation, and keyboard harmony. Over the course of the program students will become familiar with fundamental keyboard musicianship, nomenclature, and piano repertoire from early music genres to contemporary compositions. Students will also develop technical and performing skills, sight reading capability, and a general knowledge of piano literature from the early masters to the present. All students are required to participate in piano recitals and school ensembles.

2. Music Theory I

This course offers one year of intensive training in the fundamentals of music. The student receives a foundation in sight singing, musical dictation, and keyboards harmony. All vocal and instrumental music majors are encouraged to take this course.

3. Music Theory II

This course is a continuation of Music Theory I. The student receives training in the fundamentals of music, progressing to the study of triads and their inversions, seventh chords, cadences, and harmonization of bass lines and melodies. All vocal and instrumental music majors are encouraged to take this course.

Vocal Classes

vocal

1. Vocal Techniques I

The purpose of this course is to provide students experiences in basic vocal production techniques and part singing. Students define musical terms, perform basic rhythmic values and meters, and identifying melodic lines. The course will develop performance in ensemble through the study of widely varied, appropriate choral literature. The content should include development of appropriate vocal accompaniment and choreography. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performances beyond regular school hours.

2. Vocal Techniques II

This course extends experiences in vocal production techniques and part singing. It will extend the development of basic musicianship skills including choral performance techniques, vocal tone production, musical literacy and music listening. It will apply varied performance techniques in vocal ensemble through the study of widely varied, appropriate choral literature. The content should include: development of appropriate vocal balance, blend and stylistic interpretation and may include accompaniment and choreography. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performance beyond school hours.

3. Intermediate Vocal Techniques and Concert Choir I

This course develops basic vocal musicianship and technical skills through study of varied choral literature. The content includes interpretation of notation; establishment of appropriate tone production and expressive performance techniques; refinement in balance, blend, and varied stylistic interpretation. It provides for musical independence necessary for ensemble performance and may include instrumental accompaniment and choreography. Attendance is required for rehearsals and performances beyond regular school hours.

4. Advanced Vocal Techniques and Concert Choir II

This course provides students with instruction in the application of vocal musicianship and technical skills through study of varied choral literature. The content includes: independent interpretation of easy/medium music; refinement of tone production; analysis of musical form; independent application of vocal balance, blend and stylistic interpretation. It provides for development of musical independence necessary for small ensembles performance and may include instrumental accompaniment and choreography. Attendance is required for rehearsals/performances beyond regular school hours.

5. Vocal Ensemble (Elective)

This course provides students an opportunity to develop their skills further across grade levels and allow students from other majors to participate in the choral music program.

 

General Music Audition Requirement

All students who audition for music will be required to take a short written test to demonstrate knowledge of the following:

Distinguish such elements as pitch, lines and spaces of the treble and clef.

Be familiar with the basic written language of music (signs, symbols, and terms)

Music Audition Criteria

INSTRUMENTAL audition Criteria

All students will be required to play the following major scales:

* Rhythmic Patterns of Major Scales

* Flute (B,G,C)

* Tenor Sax (F,G,C)

* Clarinet (F,G,C)

* Trumpet (F,G,C)

* Alto Sax (F,G,C)

* Baritone Hom (F,G,C)

Percussion students will be required to perform the following rudiments: Single stroke, five stroke, seven stroke, and nine stroke rolls; and flam.

All students will be required to play an exercise from the Super warm-up. The music will be available at each elementary school or by clicking here.

Piano audition Criteria

1. All students will be required at least one major scale.

2. All students will be required to perform a selection from BOOK One (Any Method).

3. All students will be required to perform a simple Baroque composition (Bach Minuet in G). A copy is in the audition handbook.

VOCAL AUDITION Criteria

All students must prepare two selections for the audition performance:

A song, of any genre, of their choosing.

Either "The Star Spangled Banner" or "America the Beautiful"