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20-21 High School Courseshttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=1https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/pagetitles/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}20-21 High School CoursesBeginning with the class of 2010, 220 credit hours must be earned in the areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject. Please note that 'Max Fee' represents the maximum fee allowed to be charged by the district for that course. Schools may opt to charge less than the approved maximum. Please check with the school about actual fees for a specific course. Please click on one of the links to the left to see all courses in that content area.

 

 

https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99201https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99201{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N72Band 2Band Level 2 is a course that further explores the organization, preparation, and performance concepts of a contemporary band. The yearlong course will further explore both the marching and concert band idioms. Included is the study of more intricate music and both affective and physical coordination skills necessary for band performances. In addition, a variety of group and individual leadership positions will be available. Public performance after school hours is an integral part of the course and is required.10Fine ArtsN71 or At least 3 years of study of a band instrument or appropriate experience or permission of instructor 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo75.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Band%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99202https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99202{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N71Band Level 1Band Level 1 is a course that emphasizes the organization, preparation, and performance of a variety of band music. The yearlong course will explore both the marching and concert bands. Included in the course is the study of those basic musical and physical coordination skills for band performances. In addition, a variety of group and individual leadership programs are presented. Public performances after school hours are an integral part of the course and are required.10Fine ArtsAt least 3 years of study of a band instrument or appropriate experience or permission of instructor 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicN/ANo75.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Band%20Level%201.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99203https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99203{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N73Band Level 3Band Level 3 is a course that emphasizes the highest degree of band performance. Level 3 students assume many of the varied responsibilities of organizing the band and rehearsals. The yearlong course will further explore some of the most complex aspects of a performing band program. In addition, special opportunities are given for leadership training. Public performances after school hours are an integral part of the course and are required. 10Fine ArtsN72 or At least 4 years of study of a band instrument or appropriate experience or permission of instructor 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Band%20Level%203.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99368https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99368{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N60Concert ChoirConcert Choir is a vocal ensemble designed to introduce singers to choral ensembles at the high school level. A wide variety of vocal techniques will be presented and utilized. Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class.5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Concert%20Choir.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99658https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99658{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N41Guitar 1Students in this course build on musical concepts learned in elementary school and middle school music classes. Proper playing technique and instrument maintenance are reviewed extensively to ensure a strong foundation with the instrument. The emphases in this course are instrumental technique, rhythmic security, and developing ensemble awareness. Students expand their music experience through expression, creation, theory, and aesthetic evaluation. Repertoire is at a level of 1-1.5 on a scale from 1-6. Culminating performances are a meaningful component of this full year course. 5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Guitar%201.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99659https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99659{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N42Guitar 2Students in this course build on skills and concepts learned in Guitar I and previous music classes. In addition to progressively more demanding large ensemble work, there is an increasing emphasis on ensemble awareness and individual musicianship. Students focus on playing with more confidence in smaller groups and will continue to expand their musical experience through creation, theory and aesthetic valuation. Instrumental repertoire is at a Level II on a scale from 1 to 6. Culminating performances are a meaningful component of this full year course.5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Guitar%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99787https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99787{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I109IB Music SL/HL wtThis is the second year of a two‐year sequence which covers the IB Music curriculum. The curriculum immerses students in the time period/culture of music being studied through performing, composing, imitation, writing, and listening to music of various units. Students will research and prepare a written creative piece comparing two genres of music from two different cultures. Students will also compose a work that will be performed by other musicians. Completion of this course prepares students for the IB Music SL or HL exam. 10Fine Arts11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Music%20SL%20HL%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99788https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99788{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}I111IB Music SL wtThis is the first year of a two‐year sequence which covers the IB Music curriculum. The curriculum immerses students in the time period/culture of music being studied through performing, composing, imitation, writing, and listening to music of various units. Students will research and prepare a written creative piece comparing two genres of music from two different cultures. Completion of this course prepares students for the IB Music Standard Level exam. 10Fine Arts11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/IB%20Music%20SL%20wt.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99888https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99888{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N75Jazz Band 1Jazz Band 1 is a course that offers student musicians experience in and opportunity to perform the musical forms of jazz, rock, and popular music with additional emphasis on advancing improvisational techniques. Public performances after school hours are an integral part of the course and are required.10Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo85.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Jazz%20Band%201.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100044https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100044{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N34Music History5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Music%20History.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100048https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100048{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N32Music Theory 210Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Music%20Theory%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100070https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100070{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N81Orchestra Level 1Orchestra Level 1 offers technical and musical training and opportunities for development in-group settings for orchestral musicians. Students become familiar with great works of music as well as developing technical and personal growth. Winds and percussion may be incorporated to provide for a full orchestral experience. Performances after school hours are an integral part of the course and are required.10Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo82.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Orchestra%20Level%201.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100071https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100071{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N82Orchestra Level 2Orchestra Level 2 offers technical and musical training at an advancing level and opportunities for development in-group settings for orchestral musicians. Students become familiar with great works of music as well as developing technical and personal growth. Winds and percussion may be incorporated to provide for a full orchestral experience. Performances after school hours are an integral part of the course and are required.10Fine ArtsN81 or At least 2 years of study of a stringed orchestral instrument 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo82.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Orchestra%20Level%202.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100072https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100072{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N83Orchestra Level 3Orchestra Level 3 offers technical and musical training and opportunities for development in-group settings for orchestral musicians. Students become familiar with great works of music as well as developing technical and personal growth. Winds and percussion may be incorporated to provide for a full orchestral experience. Public performances after school hours are an integral part of the course and are required.10Fine ArtsN82 or At least 2 years of study of a stringed orchestral instrument 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo82.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Orchestra%20Level%203.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100150https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100150{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N38Popular Music and Recording TechniquesPopular Music and Recording Techniques is a one-semester course that caters to the music lover without an element of public performance. We will cover the history of American popular music from the late 1800’s to present day, work with microphones, mixing consoles, and live sound systems, and create original compositions using various computer programs. 5Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 SemesterMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Popular%20Music%20and%20Recording%20Techniques.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100248https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100248{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N64Select Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass ChoirSelect Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass Choir is a more advanced ensemble focusing on more difficult choral works. Emphasis will be placed on developing more advanced musicianship and professionalism. A wide variety of advanced vocal and choral techniques will be explored in-depth. Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class.10Fine ArtsAudition or Instructor’s Consent 9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Select%20Soprano%20Alto%20Tenor%20Bass%20Choir.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100269https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100269{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N68Show ChoirShow Choir focuses on the performance of vocal music in the popular idiom. Emphasis will be placed on developing appropriate vocal techniques and stage presence to create an effective overall performance. Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class.10Fine ArtsRecommendation9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo40.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Show%20Choir.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100282https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100282{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N67Soprano/Alto Show/Jazz ChoirSoprano/Alto Show/Jazz Choir focuses on the performance of vocal music in the popular idiom. Emphasis will be placed on developing appropriate vocal techniques and stage presence to create an effective overall performance. Culminating performances are a meaningful and mandatory component of this class.10Fine ArtsRecommendation9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Soprano%20Alto%20Show%20Jazz%20Choir.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100368https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=100368{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N69Tenor/Bass Show/Jazz Choir10Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNohttp://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/Tenor%20Bass%20Show%20Jazz%20Choir.docx
https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99126https://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/Lists/UHS Courses List/DispForm.aspx?ID=99126{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}N33AP Music Theory wtAP Music Theory is a course in music composition. Ear-training, sight-singing, and composition will be augmented with the study of four-part writing. The College Board advanced placement course syllabus provides the curriculum guide for this course.10Fine Arts9th;#10th;#11th;#12th;#1 yearMusicSTEM, Arts, Design & information TechnologyNo25.0000000000000http://contenthub.bvsd.org/curriculum/1920%20Course%20Catalog/AP%20Music%20Theory%20wt.docx