Upper School Curriculum (9-12 & PG)

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Concert Choir/Honors Choir
  • Develop skills through choral preparation of repertoire students in proper vocal technique, music theory, music literacy, musical expression and performance skills
  • Explore historical and cultural impact of music
  • Encourage participation for more than one year to develop further musicianship and ensemble

Guitar I and II
  • Develop fluency on the Guitar in folk and basic fingerpicking styles
  • Examine playing techniques, chord progressions, transposition, basic music theory, genres and styles of playing
  • Practice songwriting by performing the Blues and writing own song as a culminating project
  • Examine standard song structures and performing group structure
  • Create a cover of repertoire selected from pop, blues, rock, or folk genres with classmates as a culminating project

Piano
  • Study the history, standard repertoire and genres performed on the instrument
  • Practice ear training, music theory and sight-reading
  • Perform in ensemble with other students

Acting I and II
  • Cover theatre history, play production and performance techniques
  • Analyze plays and characters from the standard canon
  • Study scene work, acting techniques and characterization
  • Explore improvisation techniques, advanced acting techniques and examination of modern theatre works
  • Prepare a portfolio of audition materials and practice audition techniques as a culminating project of the semester

Dance (Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Choreography)
  • Exposure to a variety of genres including: Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop and Tap
  • Combine fitness and the arts as students practice proper dance technique, learn terminology, look at examples of prominent dancers in history and examine current trends in dance
  • Develop proper dance technique and terminology
  • Gain the ability to learn and create their own choreography, which they will have the opportunity to teach to younger students
 

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.