Fine Arts

JMS Fine Arts Department


Teachers

Instrumental Music- Brett Burchard, bburchard@jsd117.org Vocal Music/ Music, Media, Technology - Emily Hartzell, ehartzell@jsd117.org Art- Briquea Pawling, bpawling@jsd117.org Theater/Debate- Shawn Smith, ssmith@jsd117.org

Topics Covered in Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra Procuring instruments

Producing sound (posture, hand position, embouchure, etc.)

Reading music

Performance techniques

Songwriting

Topics Covered in Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra Review fundamentals

Marching Band (Concert Band & Wind Ensemble)

Fall Concert (Orchestra)

Holiday Concert

Solo/Ensemble

Winter Concert (JAM fundraiser)

Spring Concert

Tour of Elementary Schools

Composers/History

Music Styles

Topics Covered in Music, Media, and Tech

Beats

Rhythm

Meter

Melody

Musical Styles

Music Styles

Audio Mixing

Video Production

Topics Covered in Choir Review fundamentals Fall Concert Holiday Concert Solo/Ensemble Winter Concert Spring Concert Tour of Elementary Schools Composers/History Music Styles

Topics Covered in Art (Each quarter of Art is different, throughout the year your student may have the opportunity to experiment with the following:)

Introductory Art

Sculpture

Digital Photography

Set Design

Art History

Materials used in Art include, but are not limited to clay, paint, charcoal, oil pastels, chalk, plaster, wire, cardboard, buttons, paper, ink.

Topics Covered in Theatre This class is an introduction to the different styles of acting such as improvisation, Stanislovski's Magic if and emotional memory recall, and open scenes. Students will perform monologues as well as a one act play. Students will also be introduced to different types of theatre as well as a history of the theatre.


Topics Covered in Debate

This class is an introduction to middle school debate.  Students will learn the debate process such as how to do A.R.E., Refutations, POI"s, and how to flow a debate.  Students will also learn media bias, point of view, and impacts. They will learn how to research for a debate, and how a debate is different and more effective than an argument.  This course is based on the middle School debate model.

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