School of the Arts Curriculum

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Vocal Music

Classes:

  • 9th grade: Any Choir

  • 10th grade: Any Choir

  • 11th grade Any Choir

  • 12th grade: Advanced Choir. Choose from: Rhapsody, Men’s Ensemble, or Chamber Singers

  • In addition, students must take one additional arts class during any year. (Additional Choir, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Visual Art, Drama etc.)

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must participate in honor choir OR take and pass ABRSM Performance Test level 5 or higher OR perform in a WHS mainstage musical production.

  • Candidates must perform in a solo recital senior year; 1 art song and one other song of candidate’s choice OR perform a full length vocal solo in a Major choir concert (Winter/Prelude/Pops) OR be featured soloist in a major WHS Instrumental Music Program Concert.

Mrs. Lopez

Visual Arts

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Fundamentals of Art OR Ceramics 1 OR Drafting OR Photoshop

  • 10th Grade: Advanced Art OR Advanced Ceramics

  • 11th Grade: AP Studio Art 2D or 3D

  • 12th Grade: Studio Art 2D or 3D

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must create a comprehensive art portfolio to be evaluated/approved by the art instructors.

Mr. & Mrs. O'Shields

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Instrumental Music

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Any Concert Band OR Jazz Band OR Orchestra

  • 10th Grade: Any Concert Band OR Jazz Band OR Orchestra

  • 11th Grade: Advanced Concert Band, OR any Jazz Band OR Advanced Orchestra

  • 12th Grade: Advanced Concert Band, OR any Jazz Band OR Advanced Orchestra

  • In addition, students must take AP Music Theory

           

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must take and pass the ABRSM Performance Test, level 5 or higher OR perform in a recital senior year

Mr. Wicks & Ms. Takahashi 

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Theatre Arts

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Drama 1

  • 10th Grade: Drama 2 OR Advanced Drama OR Stagecraft

  • 11th Grade: Advanced Drama OR Stagecraft

  • 12th Grade: Advanced Drama OR Stagecraft

  • In addition, students must take one additional arts class during any year. (Additional drama, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Visual Art, Drama, Choir etc.)

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must complete at least one major performance acting or tech.

  • Acting Candidates must also complete at least one festival performance or other extra-curricular performance.

  • Stagecraft Candidates must also tech at least one extra­curricular theatrical performance.

Mr. Migliorini

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Dance

Classes:

  • 9th Grade: Any Dance (Level 1-2 or Advanced)

  • 10th Grade: Any Dance (Level 1-2 or Advanced)

  • 11th Grade: Advanced Dance

  • 12th Grade: Advanced Dance

  • In addition, students must take one additional arts class during any year. (Additional Dance, AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Visual Art, Drama, Choir etc.)

 

Additional Requirements/Activities:

  • Candidates must perform in at least 4 dance concerts (Winter and Spring).

  • Candidates must choreograph for 2 concerts and maintain an “A” grade. This will include written proposals, auditioning dancers, collaborating for costumes, and performing.

  • Candidates must turn in a written evaluation after Senior concerts.

Mrs. Tomlin

CONTACT US

Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:00pm

(909) 594-1333 WHS Main Office

(909) 594-2263 School of the Arts

 

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ADDRESS

 

400 N. Pierre Road

Walnut, CA 91789

Tel: 909-594-1333

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