Course: MU420 Guitar Ensemble

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Music

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

Guitar Ensemble teaches students classical guitar pedagogy including note-reading and chords. Students are expected to participate in selected rehearsals and performances outside of the school day. A schedule of assigned rehearsals/performances will be distributed at the beginning of the semester. Students will also complete written work involving the critique of music and basic music theory. This course is offered during Fall semester.


  • Experience, in rehearsal and performance, major works by master composers of various cultures, historical eras, and musical genres

  • Perform with appropriate balance, intonation, tone quality, and stage presentation

  • Participate in a structured rehearsal demonstrating understanding of each musician’s role and expectations within the rehearsal

  • Understand and apply rhythm-reading and note-reading concepts appropriate for the level of experience

  • Understand extensive music vocabulary and apply their meaning in performance and written work

  • Understand and apply a vast array of articulations within music and pedagogical exercises

  • Recognize appropriate tonality within individual parts and perform those parts with appropriate technique

  • Complete written analysis and critique of a variety of musical selections, performances, and musicians and share those documents electronically