This course is a unique music composition class at Burnaby South, intended for students who have some background in a band program or private piano study for at least two years. Students will learn to explore and arrange sound to form compositions for both live instruments and computer generated sounds. Programs in the music lab include Sequel 2, Sibelius, Garage Band and Band in a Box, used with synthesizer workstations. Students will also learn to create recordings of their performances and compositions. Music written by students will be performed for the class or in the programís Fall and Spring concerts. Students who enjoy a challenge, a sense of accomplishment and are self motivated will find this course fun and rewarding.
Students must be prepared for class with a notebook and pencil. A USB flash drive is recommended for storing music and project files. Completion of projects, written assignments, and performances, as well as regular attendance is mandatory. Class members are expected to try their best each day.