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The Tec-Voc Performing Arts Department offers courses including Audio Recording, Concert Band, Concert Choir, Dance, Drama, Guitar, Jazz Band, Piano, and Vocal Jazz. The layout of the Performing Arts Department includes multiple rehearsal areas for instrumental and vocal ensembles, studios for dance and recording, as well as a 475-seat theatre. Activities include participation in music and dance festivals/concerts, rock shows, musical and dramatic productions.
Sound Engineering (1 Credit) SE166V2S, SE168V3S, & SE171V4S
An introduction/exploration of music technology using state of the art Apple Computers equipped with software including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Reason, and Finale. Students study music composition for movies and video games in addition to song writing. Multiple musical genres are explored including classical, jazz, hip hop, rap, rock, etc. This course is offered at grade 10, 11, and 12 for three potential credits.
Hornet Studios—MU1R2S/3S/4S (1 credit) - MU2H2S (0.5 credits)
An introduction/exploration of cutting edge music technology combined with real time performance. This unique course uses Digital Audio Workstations to teach fundamental recording, audio mixing and performance skills. Students create/record/produce music exploring multiple genres including pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, rap, etc. This course is offered at grade 10, 11 and 12 for three potential credits. Students have the opportunity to earn a full or half credit. See the teacher for more details.
Concert Band (1 Credit) MCBR1S, MCBR2S, MCBR3S, & MCRR4S
Students have an opportunity to explore various styles of music as a band, while learning and implementing musical tools through performance. This course focuses on ear training, sight-reading, composition and individual skill development. This group participates in school performances throughout the school year, as well as festivals and workshops in and around the Winnipeg area.. Prerequisite: A minimum of one year playing experience at the Middle Years or High School level.
Jazz Band (1 Credit) MJBR2S, MJBR3S, & MJBR4S
This course explores elements of jazz music with a focus on soloing, rhythm proficiency and accomplishment techniques. Opportunities for performances happen in and around the school with Jazzthetics, in addition to festivals, workshops and special performances throughout the city and surrounding areas. Co-requisite: Students must also be enrolled in Concert Band 2S, 3S, or 4S.
Guitar (1 Credit) MGUH1S, MGUR2S, MGUR3S, & MGUR4S
Students are given group instruction in a variety of genres including rock, blues, classical, and metal. Students participate in music festivals and also form rock bands, that perform in shows throughout the year. No previous experience required. This course is offered at grade 10, 11, and 12 for three potential credits.
Piano/Keyboard (1 Credit) MPIR2S, MPIR3S, & MPIR4S
An introduction to piano skills through group and individualized instruction. Students progress at their own speed, with exposure to different playing styles and repertoire. Emphasis is on music theory, sight-reading, performance, and accompaniment skills. No previous piano experience required.
Concert Choir (1 Credit) MCCH1S, MCCR2S, MCCR3S, & MCCR4S
This full-year course provides an opportunity for all students to learn various music styles while working on vocal technique. This group participates in school performances throughout the school year, as well as festivals and workshops in and around the Winnipeg area. This course is beneficial for those who have very little singing experience and want to develop their vocal skills further, in addition to those who have been singing for some time and are looking for a challenge.
Vocal Jazz - Jazzthetics (1 Credit) MVJR2S, MVJR3S, & MVJR4S
This course focuses on elements of vocal jazz such as solo singing, scatting, rhythm proficiency and mic technique. Music styles explored include Swing, Blues, Latin, Funk, R&B and Pop, with the opportunity for group arranging. Opportunities for performances happen in and around the school and with the school's jazz bank in addition to festivals, workshops and special performances throughout the city and surrounding areas. Auditions take place at the beginning of the school year where students will be selected to participate in this course. Co-requisite: Students must also be enrolled in Concert Choir 2S, 3S, or 4S.
Dance (1 Credit) DANR1S, DANR2S, DANR3S, & DANR4S
A course which introduces a variety of disciplines including jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, ballroom, and musical theatre. The course is offered for beginning through advanced levels. Performance is an essential element of the program.
Dance Tec Company–DTC (2 Credits) DJDR1S, DJDR2S, DJDR3S, DJDR4S
& DN1R1S, DN1R2S, DN1R3S, DN1R4S
A performance based course providing numerous opportunities for the group to represent the school in festivals, competitions, and other community programs. A variety of dance disciplines will be studied. Open auditions will be held at the beginning and end of the school year. Students will be selected to participate in this course.
Drama (1 Credit) DAMR1S, DAMR2S, DAMR3S, & DAMR4S
This course offers an exploration of Drama skills and genres. Beginning with basics such as Voice and Diction, Movement and Improvisation, we then move forward into Scene Analysis and Script Writing. Each year we will also look at several different theatrical styles, ranging from Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre to Musical Theatre and Screen Acting. Students will develop confidence and poise while gaining invaluable skills.