HMA:Academics:Fine Arts & Music

Fine Arts & Music

E KOMO MAI
 
Welcome to the Fine Arts Department where sweet music can be heard and artistical talents are brought to life. As a graduation requirement, students must take an equivalant of one year or 10 semester periods/credits of fine arts for the general academic diploma and two years or 20 semester periods/credits for the college preparatory diploma. We offer the following classes in our fine art department:
  1. Art (basic class which teaches, ceramics, drawing, painting, etc...)
  2. Band
  3. Choir
  4. Handbells
  5. Private Music Lessons
ART
Fine Arts (R|E)
1 semester (5 semester periods) Grades 9-12
 
This is a survey of art course tracing the early origins of art, from pre-historic to modern times. It is an elective class that will enrich the students appreciation and understanding of multiple art forms.
 
BAND
(offered all 4 years)
Fine Arts (R|E)
1 semester (5 semester periods) Grades 9-12
 
A class to help develop an appreciation of God's beauty and creation using the vehicle of music. It also exists to nurture and develop the musical instrument skills of all participating students.

CHOIR
(offered all 4 years)

Fine Arts (R|E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 9-12

A vocal performing organization open to all students regardless of ability or experience. Credit is based on class attendance, active participation in class as well as in scheduled performances. Auditions may be necessary for vocal placement within the group.

HANDBELLS
(offered all 4 years)
Fine Arts (R|E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 9-12

PREREQUISITE: Able to read music.
An instrumental performing organization open to students who have experience reading music or have taken at least one year of instrumental lessons. Grades will be based on participation, attendance, and scheduled performances. Group size is limited.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
(offered all 4 years)

Fine Arts (R|E)
1 semester (2.5 semester periods) Grades 9-12

Students can apply for credit for private music lessons (vocal, keyboard or instrumental) that total at least 30 half-hour lessons per year. Students must apply to and meet requirements set by academic standards committee to receive credits.