**NEW FOR 2018-2019** IB MUSIC AT OSA
Students who are in concert band have the opportunity to take Music at the IB (Standard) level. Through in-class performance and study as well as extra-curricular tutorials, students will explore: Western art music, jazz genres, and cultural music from around the world.
Students who participate in concert band have typically had 3 years prior experience on their instruments; however, new students are welcome to speak with the director about joining. Students will explore a wide range of music through performance, critical listening and historical analysis. Instruments are available for rent from the school.
Students who sing in concert choir have a wide range of experience and come together after school on Tuesdays to enjoy making music together! We learn to sing with interesting and fun repertoire, and explore the technical side of music through solfege and music theory.
Students who play in jazz band are looking for an extra challenge, as the course focuses on performing more advanced music and learning how to improvise. Students meet after school on Wednesday and play through standard swing charts, funk, rock and latin tunes. Preferably, students who are in jazz band are also in concert band, although this is not a prerequisite. Instruments are available for rent from the school.