Courses

At Eastview, we offer courses in orchestral music, vocal music, and classical guitar.

Orchestral Music Courses

Grade 9 Orchestral Music, Open

  • AMO 1O – Inexperienced woodwind, brass and percussion
    Students will learn to play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, or percussion (instruments are supplied). Students learn to read music on their chosen instrument as well as proper breath support, posture, articulation and tone production. The basics of music theory, analysis, composition and ear training are also introduced. In December students will perform in a concert with the Junior Orchestra.
  • AMS 1O –  Inexperienced strings
    Students will learn to play violin, viola, cello, or double bass (instruments are supplied). Students learn to read music on their chosen instrument as well as proper posture, position, bowing, and tone production. The basics of music theory, analysis, composition, and ear training are also introduced. In December students will perform in concert with the Junior Orchestra.
  • AME 1O – Experienced strings, winds, brass and percussion
    This course is appropriate for experienced grade nine students who already play a string (violin, viola, cello, double bass), woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon) or brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba) instrument (instruments are supplied).  Students will continue to develop tone production, articulation, technical ability, and reading skills on their chosen instrument. Music theory, analysis, composition, and ear training will be covered at the introductory level. In May students will perform in concert with the Intermediate Orchestra.  (Note: Students who already play non-orchestral instruments such as piano, guitar, or drums should choose AMO1O or AMS1O.)

Grade 10 Orchestral Music, Open

  • AMO 2O  – Experienced woodwind, brass or percussion
    Students will continue to play the percussion, woodwind (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone), or brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba) instrument that they learned to play in grade 9 music. Students continue to develop music reading  skills as well as proper breath support, posture, articulation and tone production. Music theory, analysis, composition, and ear training are covered at the intermediate level. In May students will perform in a concert with the Intermediate Orchestra.
  • AMS 2O –  Experienced strings
    Students will continue to play the string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or double bass) that was studied in grade 9 music. Students continue to develop their reading skills as well as proper posture, position, bowing, and tone production. The basics of music theory, analysis, composition, and ear training are also introduced. In May students will perform in concert with the Intermediate Orchestra.
  • AMI 2O – Beginning woodwind, brass or percussion
    Students will learn to play flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, or percussion (instruments are supplied). Students learn to read music on their chosen instrument as well as proper breath support, posture, articulation and tone production. The basics of music theory, analysis, composition and ear training are also introduced. In December students will perform in a concert with the Junior Orchestra.

Senior Level Orchestral Music, College/University Preparation

  • AMO 3M – Grade 11 Orchestral Music
    This course continues the development of performance skills on the chosen instrument through solo, ensemble, and orchestral music. Students learn advanced theory, composition, and analysis concepts and begin the study of harmony.
  • AMO 4M – Grade 12 Orchestral Music
    Students will gain independence in learning solo, ensemble, and orchestral music for their chosen instrument. The study of harmony, theory, and analysis is continued at the advanced level with many opportunities for independent work and composition.
  • AMR 4M – Grade 12 Orchestral Repertoire
    This course is offered ONLY to students who have already completed Grade 12 Orchestra AMO4M. Students who study AMR4M1 must be self-motivated and self-directed in their study of solo and orchestral repertoire. This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation and performance of music for their own instrument. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

Vocal Music Courses

  • AMV 1O – Grade 9 Vocal Music, Open
    This course is appropriate for beginning and experienced grade nine students, and for grade 10 students who have not yet taken an Eastview music course.  Students are introduced to vocal technique, choral repertoire, music theory, keyboard and musical analysis.
  • AMV 2O – Grade 10 Vocal Music, Open
    This is a continuation of the grade nine course.  Before enrolling in this course, students must have completed AMV 1O, or must discuss their musical background with a music teacher.  This course builds on both the theoretical and practical elements introduced in grade nine.
  • AMV 3M – Grade 11 Vocal Music, College/University Preparation
    This course builds upon the skills attained by students during the previous two years, and begins to prepare students for vocal music at the college or university level.  Students are introduced to advanced theory and analysis concepts, begin basic harmony, and gain independence in their ability to learn choral and solo repertoire.
  • AMV 4M – Grade 12 Vocal Music, College/University Preparation
    The final course in the vocal music stream continues to prepare students to enter a college or university music program. Upon completion of this course, students will have attained strong sight singing and ear training skills, will have had the opportunity to sing and perform advanced choral repertoire, and will have a solid background in theory, harmony, history, and analysis.

Guitar Courses

  • AMG 2O – Grade 10 Beginning Classical Guitar, Open
    Students will learn to play the classical guitar. Students learn to read music for the guitar as well as proper posture, position, articulation and tone production. The basics of music theory, analysis, composition, and ear training are also introduced.
  • AMG 3M – Grade 11 Classical Guitar, College/University Preparation
    This course continues the development of performance skills on the classical guitar through solo, duet and ensemble music. Students learn advanced theory, composition, and analysis concepts and begin the study of harmony. In June, students will perform as an ensemble in a class recital.
  • AMG 4M – Grade 12 Classical Guitar, College/University Preparation
    Students will gain independence in learning solo, duet, and ensemble music for the classical guitar. The study of harmony, theory, and analysis is continued at the advanced level with many opportunities for independent work and composition. In June, students will perform solos and as an ensemble in a class recital.

Barrie, Ontario