FALL 2017 COURSES

GIM121 Music Theory 1.1

This course, first in a three-quarter sequence, is primarily intended for students without previous musical experience. It introduces music notation and simple rhythm Prerequisites: none.  

SAT 10-11am      

GIM122 Music Theory 1.2

This course, second in a three-quarter sequence, is primarily intended for students with previous musical experience. It introduces scales and keys Prerequisites: GIM 121   

SAT 9-10am    

GIM128 Jazz Theory and Improvisation

Study of jazz theory and improvisation, focused on fundamental rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and formal aspects of modern jazz style. Application of theoretical knowledge to instruments and concepts will be reinforced through listening, transcription work, and composition and improvisation exercises  

THU 4:30-6pm    

Performance Ensembles

GIM222 Jazz Ensemble GI Jazz Orchestra WED 7-9pm   

GIM223 Jazz Ensemble GI Jazz Band  TUE 6:30-8pm  

GIM300 Introduction to Composition

First course in a sequence for GIPA students who seek to develop techniques in music composition. The course examines “sound” itself and various ways of building sounds into musical structures, and develops skills in music notation. Students compose solo pieces in shorter forms. Prerequisites: GIM 121-123    

SAT 12:30-1:30pm    

Beginner Classes

GIM400 Brassarobics   WED 5:30-6:30pm   

GIM401 Woodwind Workout  TUE 5-6pm     

GIM402 Percussion Pump-up   SAT 9-10am  

BONUS COURSES FOR FALL 2017

GIM600

BEGINNER STRINGS   MON 4:30-6:00pm

GIM 610

BEGINNER BASS   TUE 4:30-5:30pm

GIM 700

ILMEA SCALE PREP

GIM 620

BEGINNER PIANO WED 4:30pm-5:30pm

GIM 710

GOSPEL SHED WED 6:00-7:00pm

Learn gospel songs on all instruments. Song titles will be at the instructors discretion.

GIM 410

DRUM SET TECHNIQUES SAT 12:30-1:30pm

Enrollment

Tuition

 The Griffin Institute of Performing Arts strives to provide high quality, valuable, and meaningful instruction for students. To meet that goal, we are subject to reasonable and appropriate staff-to- student ratios depending on the nature of each class. At this time, we are able to enroll no more than 20 students per large class and no more than 5 students per group lesson.  Our classes provide a safe, structured, and educational environment where students have an opportunity to learn lifelong skills using performing arts as the educational vehicle. Students choose courses based on their interests and skill levels. These courses include theory, small-group lessons, instrumental techniques, rhythm, ensembles, and more.     A $50 registration fee per child is due at the time of enrollment. Registration fees are non- refundable. All prices listed below are for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.  $200 per course/quarter $100 per ensemble/quarter     Sibling discount $20 per course for 1 additional child  $35 per course for 2 additional children  $50 per course for 3 additional children. All additional workshops, clinics, and events are free for registered students. Students may register for up to 3 courses per quarter if schedule permits.  Second and third courses will receive a $50 discount. Performance ensembles are audition based placements.          

Courses

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year - Quarter 1 will begin August 1, 2017  September 5, 2017- October 25, 2017   

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year - Quarter 2 will begin September 19, 2017  October 26, 2016- December 16, 2017   

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year - Quarter 3 will begin December 1, 2017  January 9, 2018- February 28, 2018   

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year - Quarter 4 will begin February 1, 2017  March 1, 2018- April 28, 2018   

The following course offerings outline the general scope of our program. Not all courses are offered every year. It is essential that students work closely with departmental advisers when planning their degree programs.   

GIM121 Music Theory 1.1  This course, first in a three-quarter sequence, is primarily intended for students without previous musical experience. It introduces music notation and simple rhythm Prerequisites: none.   

GIM122 Music Theory 1.2  This course, second in a three-quarter sequence, is primarily intended for students with previous musical experience. It introduces scales and keys Prerequisites: GIM 121   

GIM123 Music Theory 1.3  This course, third in a three-quarter sequence, is primarily intended for students with previous musical experience. It introduces intervals and chords Prerequisites: GIM 122  

GIM124 Music Theory 2.1  This course, first in a two-quarter sequence, focuses on understanding music theory and in developing musical ability through rhythm and harmony. Topics include major and minor scales, seventh-chords, transposition, compound meter. Prerequisites: GIM 121-123   

GIM 125 Music Theory 2.2  This course, second in a two-quarter sequence, focuses on understanding music theory and in developing musical ability through ear training, and sight singing exercises. Topics include major and minor scales, seventh-chords, transposition, compound meter. Prerequisites: GIM 124   

GIM126 Music Theory 3.1  This course, first in a two-quarter sequence, offers solid foundation in musical literacy through exercises such as harmonic and melodic dictation, sight singing exercises and rhythm in various meters. Topics include complex rhythm, and harmony. Prerequisites: GIM121-125   

GIM127 Music Theory 3.2  This course, second in a two-quarter sequence, continues the development of a solid foundation in musical literacy through exercises such as harmonic and melodic dictation, sight singing exercises and rhythm in various meters. Topics include complex rhythm, and harmony. Prerequisites: GIM126         

GIM128 Jazz Theory and Improvisation Study of jazz theory and improvisation, focused on fundamental rhythmic, harmonic, melodic, and formal aspects of modern jazz style. Application of theoretical knowledge to instruments and concepts will be reinforced through listening, transcription work, and composition and improvisation exercises   

GIM301 Composition I  Second part of course sequence for GIPA students who seek to develop techniques in music composition. This Course continues the building of skills with the organization of basic compositional elements: pitch, rhythm, and timbre. It explores issues of musical texture, expression, and structure in traditional and contemporary repertoire. Writing for two instruments in more extended forms. Prerequisites: GIM300

GIM200 Instrumental/Vocal Instruction  Individual beginner level instruction in instrumental technique and repertory.   

GIM201 Instrumental/Vocal Instruction  Individual intermediate level instruction in instrumental technique and repertory.    

Performance Ensembles.  Performance in an ensemble appropriate to student abilities and interests. Each section requires student participation for the whole academic year. Prerequisites: audition and consent of instructor for each section.   

GIM220 Wind Ensemble  

GIM221 Wind Ensemble 2  

GIM222 Jazz Ensemble 

GIM223 Jazz Ensemble 2      

GIM224 Beginner Band     


GIM300 Introduction to Composition First course in a sequence for GIPA students who seek to develop techniques in music composition. The course examines “sound” itself and various ways of building sounds into musical structures, and develops skills in music notation. Students compose solo pieces in shorter forms. Prerequisites: GIM 121-123         

The following  sections are offered to students quarterly to support individual and group progress. These courses are intended to develop technique and endurance while preparing students for success within their respective school bands.      

GIM400  Brassarobics     

GIM401  Woodwind Workout     

GIM402  Percussion Pump-up     

GIM420 Beginner Band Blast-off