Units: Intro to New Media, Egos and Icons, Still Image, Narrative, Moving Image, Interactive Environment
Units: Review/Update New Media, Issues in Media Arts, Careers in Media Arts, Moving Image, Interactive Environment
Photography: AWQ3M1, AWQ4M1
For a PDF handout of our Music Program, please click here
AM*3M & AM*4M = University level courses
Instrumental Band: AMI1O1, AMI2O1, AMI3M1, AMI4M1
Instrumental classes here at York Mills C.I. are deeply involved in our community. We strive for excellence and are committed to learning from eachother and giving back where we can. Our award-winning Symphonic Band has been a part of the City of North York's Remembrance Day Service for over 25 years and we collaborate with St. Andrew's M.S and Windfields M.S. for the Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade as well as the SantaFest Maple Parade.
The Symphonic Band and the Junior Band (Gr 9's) compete in Kiwanis, the Ontario Band Association Concert Band Festival, as well as MusicFest Nationals every year where we routinely win Gold and Silver.
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Repertoire: AMR3M1, AMR4M1
Repertoire runs outside the timetable which can be a 9th course for our band members. This course is solely devoted to playing and works in conjunction with AMI3M1, and AMI4M1. Students must have AMI1O1 and AMI2O1 as well as take AMI3M1 and AMI4M1 as co-requisites. Students are offered many enrichment opportunities while continuing their advanced studies in their instrument.
Strings: AMS1O1, AMS2O1, AMI3M1, AMI4M1
The strings course at York Mills C.I. is of the highest caliber. Our strings students are all very committed members of our Chamber Orchestra and balance their academics and athletics. In our strings program, students learn to play advanced string orchestral repertoire from notable composers, learn how to work in an ensemble, improve their playing skills, and experience a diversity of musical understanding. Students are provided enrichment opportunities like conducting and learning about performance practices through various eras of music history.
Guitar: AMG1O1, AMG2O1, AMG3M1, AMG4M1
This course is ideal for independent learners from beginners to advanced. Classical Guitar focuses on playing and is a great opportunity for those who have always wanted to learn the guitar or those with previous experience. There are many different opportunities available to those who take this class like learning a variety of styles and genres, playing in ensembles, and learning to harmonize and arrange pieces for the guitar.
Keyboard: AMK1O1, AMK2O1, AMK3M1, AMK4M1
*Grade 9 French immersion Keyboard is available to French immersion students*
This course is designed for students of all levels, including those with advanced piano skills (including RCM Grade 10 and ARCT). It is an independently-run course where students, beginners or advanced, can use their class time to achieve a high level in piano. There are many enrichment opportunities availabel such as duets, concertos with chamber strings, accompaniment playing, and composing.
This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within a drama. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creation and presentation of the drama, and will analyze and reflect on the experience.
Course Code: ADA101-Open Drama
Course Code: ADA201-Open Drama
Units: Picture Monologue, Dramatic Forms, Tableau, Uncovering Meaning in Text, Collective Creation - Anthology
Course Code: ADA3M1-Grade 11 Mixed Drama
Units: Intro Monologue, Acting styles and conventions, Western plays of the 19th Century, Elizabethan theatre, Culminating - Character Development
Course Code: ADA4M1-Grade 12 Mixed Drama