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The Music Theory course is offered to juniors and seniors and is part of our Advanced Placement courses.
This is an extensive one-year college level course that further explores topics and concepts learned in the Advanced Music Theory course (for sophomores and juniors). Students take part in daily ear-training exercises, sight-singing, recognition of chord changes, writing melodic and harmonic dictations, and more creative and sophisticated tasks, such as: realization of figured bass, realization of Roman numeral progression, composition of bass line for a given melody, and implying appropriate harmony. In addition, the course emphasizes score analysis through listening to a wide variety of music, including not only music from standard Western repertoire but also contemporary, jazz, and popular music. Advanced Music Theory is a prerequisite for this course. Students will take the AP exam in May and may earn college credit for this course.

Choir
For anyone who loves to sing, the Flatbush choir is an audition-based performing group that meets weekly to learn music for major Students smiling at the operaschool gatherings and events, including Chanukah, Yom Ha'atzmaut, and Evening of the Arts. All students are welcome to audition, regardless of background or experience. 

Chamber Choir
Chamber Choir is the elite subset of the regular choir that rehearses weekly and performs both in and out of school. This group is open to members of the choir who receive a special invitation to audition.

Music Theory
Students must have the ability to read music and have proficiency on a musical instrument, and the ability to sing on pitch. The course includes fundamental writing skills, sight singing, ear training, and learning to write melodic and harmonic dictation. It emphasizes the building blocks of music including intervals, scales and keys, chords, metric organization, and rhythmic patterns. The class meets three times a week. This course is the prerequisite for AP Music Theory. This course is offered to sophomores and juniors.
*This is an Independent Study course- Do not include this course in your required electives choices.


AP Music Theory

This is an extensive one-year college level course that further explores topics and concepts learned in the Advanced Music Theory Music students smiling with their music teachercourse (for sophomores and juniors). Students take part in daily ear-training exercises, sight-singing, recognition of chord changes, writing melodic and harmonic dictations, and more creative and sophisticated tasks, such as: realization of figured bass, realization of Roman numeral progression, composition of bass line for a given melody, and implying appropriate harmony. In addition, the course emphasizes score analysis through listening to a wide variety of music, including not only music from standard Western repertoire but also contemporary, jazz, and popular music. Advanced Music Theory is a prerequisite for this course. Students will take the AP exam in May and may earn college credit for this course. 

Music Appreciation
The goal of this course is to heighten the students’ love of music, to stimulate their curiosity and enthusiasm for music especially Classical music. The course begins by examining basic music literacy and core musical elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, form, and texture. Throughout the year students examine such topics as the history of the music in the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 21st Century Periods, covering lives and music of key composers of these periods. A significant part of music appreciation course is listening to recordings of musical pieces or excerpts from pieces such as symphonies, opera arias and concertos. In the end, students will have developed a greater understanding of music, and they will be able to accurately identify the titles of the works, the genre, and the composer’s style. There are unit tests and a final each semester.  

Orchestra
Any student who plays an instrument is invited to join us for our school orchestra this year! Orchestra plays the music for multiple school events, including Hebrew play, Archon, Arista, Graduation, and Lunch N Listen.

Masterpiece Workshop Program
The major focus of this program is to involve our students in the multitude of cultural programs available throughout New York CityScene of my fair lady at the MET Opera including opera, symphony concerts, Broadway, museums. Our students will have an opportunity to learn more about the arts, socialize, express their opinions and hopefully spread their knowledge, experiences and passion for the arts among other students.

It is a program consisting of 5 major performances and artistic experiences introduced and followed by a Pre and Post seminars. Students are expected to attend all Pre and Post sessions for the events we will attend, in which different aspects of performance will be discussed, specific terms will be explained. Students are eligible to receive a grade as well as Archon credit upon completion of the season.

The fee for the Masterpiece Workshop program is $300.00 per person. This includes the cost of tickets for all events, lectures, learning materials and one way transportation coming back to school. The fee should be made payable to Yeshivah of Flatbush Masterpiece Workshop Program. We expect that this exiting cultural experience will enrich the lives of our students.


Lunch N Listen
Come join our Lunch n’ Listen program! Any student is welcome, whether as a performer or just coming as a spectator, Lunch n’ Listen is a program where multiple times a year talented students perform during your lunch period! Any interested student should contact Mrs. Mauskop about participating in the program.

The Victoria and Jack Aini Traveling Troupe
The Traveling Troupe celebrates the joy of music, dance, and drama performance with warm and eager elders and nursing home patients. Students give on monthly performances at elder care facilities, which not only gives students the opportunity to do chesed by visiting the elderly but also gives them a chance to showcase their musical and artistic talents. This program, sponsored by Victoria and Jack Aini, provides a moving experience for both audience members and members of the troupe.


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