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High School, Music (Music in Our Lives)
Shirah: Ruach and Spirituality
This required participatory singing class, in conjunction with the Judaic Studies department, encourages spirit through learning and singing liturgical and contemporary Jewish folk songs. 1 session weekly for 1 semester.
Music: What Makes it Great?
This introductory course is designed to broaden the experience and understanding of the listener, and encourage the interest and participation of the student musician. This course includes basic elements of music, composers and their musical styles, creative interpretation, music as a mirror of society, and guest demonstrations by artists-in-residence. Music literature of the baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century are studied. Our online media library, as well as DVDs, CDs and textbooks provide music and materials. Website listening sources are suggested. 2 sessions weekly for 2 semesters.
Discovering Jewish Music: From Kodesh to Concert
This elective course is offered to juniors and seniors. It explores the history and literature of Jewish music. The course includes music of the synagogue, the concert stage and Yiddish theater, Klezmer music, songs from the early State of Israel, contemporary songs of peace and prayer, composers and their music, and guest demonstrations by artists-in-residence. Our online media library will provide music and materials. Website listening sources are suggested. 2 Sessions weekly for 2 semesters.