About Music

Lakeshore Collegiate Institute offers a diverse music program to cater to students of all musical persuasions and abilities. Some of the musical stylings being offered include band, keyboard, strings and vocal beginning in grade nine and culminating in grade 12. The Music Department offers performances throughout the year in various settings, including the following venues: Various school concerts and school assemblies in the Lakeshore Collegiate Assembly Hall, the Royal York Hotel, The Assembly Hall and historic Massey Hall.

Courses in the Music Department

Grade 9

Band, Open (AMI 1O1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Strings, Open (AMS 1O1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Vocal, Open (AMV 1O1)

A course in vocal music encompassing a variety of musical styles, ranging from traditional choral singing to vocal jazz. Emphasis is upon proper singing techniques, voice development, aural perception, and sight reading. Previous singing experience is not a necessity.



Grade 10

Band, Open (AMI 2O1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Strings, Open (AMS 2O1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Vocal, Open (AMV 2O1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.



Grade 11

Band, College/University (AMI 3M1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Strings, College/University (AMS 3M1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Vocal, College/University (AMV 3M1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.



Grade 12

Band, College/University (AMI 4M1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Strings, College/University (AMS 4M1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.

Vocal, College/University (AMV 4M1)

Performance is the biggest component of these courses.Students will learn to play a wide variety of repertoire in class. Band and string students work towards several live orchestral performances during the semester and are required to practice independently and in an ensemble setting on a weekly basis. Students will enjoy an emphasis on improving intonation and technical ability on their instrument, and continuing the study of formal theoretical aspects of music. Students will demonstrate creativity through composition and will experience music appreciation through analysis, listening, and the history of music.