Boston SMS Course

CONCERT CHOIR

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES

This course is intended for students who want to learn and perform all types of vocal music ranging from the classical and popular styles. Drawing from important American musical styles, the class will also study and perform vocal jazz music and musical theater styles. Students will learn how to sing correctly, basic music reading, harmonizing, […]

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INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAM

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES

The purpose of band class is to introduce and to cultivate musical literacy and improve the technical musical skill of each student through rehearsals, utilizing a wide range of musical styles for both concert band and other performances. The students are challenged in the music and skills required to play and will require practice and […]

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INTRO TO GUITAR

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES
  • ACP

This course is intended as an introductory, one semester course for students who want to begin studying the guitar as a solo and ensemble instrument. This one semester course teaches students basic music reading, chord reading, and finger techniques. Students will learn classical, traditional, and contemporary styles of music in this course.

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GUITAR 10 AND ADVANCED GUITAR

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES

This course is intended for students who have some knowledge and skill in playing guitar and who want to advance in playing this instrument. This one semester course teaches students music reading, chord reading, and finger techniques, including scales, modes and classical fingerings. Students will continue to learn classical, traditional, and contemporary styles of music […]

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES

This course is designed to allow the student to explore audio design, music composition, audio manipulation and music production. Students will be able to express creativity using music notation software and music production software. Students will develop the capability to work with multi-track sessions, record and edit audio, and produce professional quality musical scores.

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INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES

This course is designed for those students who do not participate in a major performing ensemble. Students will develop skills in critical listening and elements of music theory via electronic keyboards. A rich history of rock music is a primary focus, along with discussion and analysis of current pop music and industry trends. No prior […]

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AP MUSIC THEORY

  • MUSIC ELECTIVES

AP Music Theory is a course designed to instill mastery of the rudiments and terminology of music, including hearing and notating music. Basic concepts are established from standard Western music, as well as twentieth-century art music, jazz, popular music, and the music of non-Western cultures. As an AP course, students will engage in a learning […]

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