Fine Arts

Advanced Orchestra (Orchestra III) (FA)

This course involves the preparation and performance of a variety of styles of orchestral music. Symphonic Orchestra is for more experienced players who have played their instruments for several years and have achieved a degree of excellence.

Students are expected to play more advanced literature, along with practicing their instruments every day. Symphonic Orchestra members are expected to maintain a high G.P.A. while attending all orchestra functions and trips. Each student can expect to participate in scale proficiencies and playing tests each term. Membership in Symphonic Orchestra will be based on keeping an ideal instrumentation and demonstrating musical skills. There will be several overnight trips involved for participation in festivals and clinics. Students will participate in all home concerts and also in the chamber music project.  Students must purchase concert all-black clothing if they do not already own it: black dress pants/skirt/dress/shirt, black socks, and black shoes are required for orchestra. Students will also need to purchase an orchestra method book and a mute. Continuous membership will be contingent upon meeting attendance requirements.       

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Fee: $40.00 participation fee (everyone), $50.00 instrumental rental fee (as needed)
  • Prerequisite: Teacher Permission & Audition required (3 Octave Scales)
  • Subject Area: FA

Intermediate Orchestra (Orchestra II) (FA) 

This course is designed to reinforce musical skills learned in middle school orchestra and prepare students for the more difficult music in Symphonic Orchestra. Each student can expect to participate in scale proficiencies and playing tests each term.  The class will emphasize continuing preparation of string playing techniques: scales, positions, vibrato, and tuning, as well as learning and performing different musical styles.

Students are required to practice their string instrument at home and participate in sectionals outside of class time. There will be multiple performances a year. Students will participate in all home concerts and also in the chamber music project.  Students must purchase concert all-black clothing if they do not already own it: black dress pants/skirt/dress/shirt, black socks, and black shoes are required for orchestra. Students will also need to purchase an orchestra method book and a mute. 

Course Details 

  • Credit(s): 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Fee: $40.00 participation fee (everyone), $50.00 instrumental rental fee (as needed)
  • Prerequisite: 2 Years of string instruction, Audition
  • Subject Area: FA

Band I- Large ensemble (FA)

JV Band is an open enrollment band class for wind and brass players. Students develop fundamental and advancing skills, and perform as an ensemble at concerts, festivals, etc.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Term: Year
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Fee: Activity Fee $40, Uniform Fee $32 (paid one time during high school), Tux Fee (as needed) $25, Instrument Rental Fee $50 (as needed).
  • Prerequisite: Middle school band or audition
  • Subject Area: FA

Band II- Large ensemble (Band, Concert) (FA)

This course is designed to prepare band members for the difficult level of the Symphonic Band.  The band will perform music on the intermediate level.  Each student can expect to participate in scale proficiencies, chair auditions, and playing tests each term.  

Course Details 

Students are required to practice their band instrument at home and participate in sectionals outside of class time.  Marching Band is part of the Concert Band curriculum.  Each member will need to purchase a band shirt for parades.  In addition to the band shirt, black dress pants, black socks and black shoes are required for marching band. Male members will be checked out in a tuxedo.  Female members will need to provide their own modest BLACK dress for festivals and performances. Continuous membership will be contingent upon meeting attendance requirements.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fee: $50.00 rental of instrument
  •         $15.00 Tuxedo rental for male members
  •         $40.00 Participation fee
  • Prerequisite: Middle School Band 
  • Subject Area: FA

Band III – Small Ensemble (Jazz) (FA)

Students must also be concurrently enrolled in either Symphonic Band, Concert Band or Percussion.  Requires the preparation, performance, and improvisation of various jazz styles.  This group plays very difficult music and is expected to spend several hours of rehearsal time outside of the actual class rehearsal.  

Course Details 

Members must improvise on a very high level and will be expected to know the scales and basic chord progressions of jazz music.  Class time is at 7:00 AM each school day.   Each member will need to purchase the uniform to be used at festivals and performances.  There will be several overnight trips involved for participation in festivals and clinics.  The same uniform is used from year to year.  A $50 rental fee will apply to those who will be using school instruments.  Participation in the pep band is required of all Redmen Jazz Ensemble members. This class does not fill the fine arts credit requirement.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: Symphonic band or Percussion & Audition required. 
  • Fee: $50.00 rental of instrument
  •         $15.00 Tuxedo rental for male members
  •         $40.00 Participation fee
  • Subject Area: EL

Band II- Percussion (FA)

JV Percussion Ensemble is an open enrollment band class for percussion players. Students develop fundamental and advancing skills on all percussion instruments, perform as an ensemble and with JV Band for concerts, festivals, etc.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Term: Year
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Fee: Activity Fee $40, Uniform Fee $32 (paid one time during high school), Tux Fee (as needed) $25
  • Prerequisite: Middle school band or audition
  • Subject Area: FA

Band III – Percussion (FA)

The percussion class will reinforce (introduce if necessary) the basics of the percussion world including scales on mallet instruments, rudiments for snare drum, timpani technique and auxiliary percussion technique.  Students will be placed in performing ensembles (Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, and JV Band) according to their ability level and need.  Some students may play in more than one performing ensemble.  

Course Details 

Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra members have the following uniform guidelines: Male members will be checked out a tuxedo.  Female members will need to provide their own modest BLACK dress for festivals and performances.  Marching Band is part of the Percussion curriculum.  Each member will need to purchase a band shirt for parades.  In addition to the band shirt, black dress pants, black socks and black shoes are required for marching band.  All students enrolled in percussion class are required to bring the following mallets/sticks:  Vic Firth M3 or Vic Firth M7, and Vic Firth SD2 or SD11 (No plastic tipped sticks).  A mallet caddie is recommended.  Also each student is required to have a practice pad.  There will be several overnight trips involved for participation in festivals and clinics. Continuous membership will be contingent upon meeting attendance requirements.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: Prior percussion experience Teacher permission and Audition required
  • Fee: $50.00 rental of instrument
  •         $15.00 Tuxedo rental for male members
  •         $40.00 Participation fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Band III – Large Ensemble (Symphonic) (FA)

This course involves the preparation and performance of a variety of styles of band music.  Symphonic Band is for more experienced players who have played their instruments for several years and have achieved a degree of excellence.  

Course Details 

They are expected to play more advanced literature, along with practicing their instruments every day.  Symphonic Band members are expected to maintain a high G.P.A. while attending all band functions and trips.  Each student can expect to participate in scale proficiencies, chair auditions, and playing tests each term.  Membership in Symphonic Band will be based on keeping an ideal instrumentation and may necessitate some members switching instruments.  Marching Band is part of the Symphonic Band curriculum.  Each member will need to purchase a band shirt for parades.  In addition to the band shirt, black dress pants, black socks and black shoes are required for marching band.  Male members will be checked out in a tuxedo.  Female members will need to provide their own modest BLACK dress for festivals and performances.  There will be several overnight trips involved for participation in festivals and clinics.   Continuous membership will be contingent upon meeting attendance requirements.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fee: $50.00 rental of instrument
  •         $15.00 Tuxedo rental for male members
  •         $40.00 Participation fee
  • Prerequisite: Teacher Permission Concert Band & Audition required 
  • Subject Area: FA

Beginning Social Dance (FA, PE) 

Students will learn the fundamental dance skills and dance history of traditional and popular ballroom dances. Cultural dances and dance history will also be taught.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 Credit  
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA, PE 

Chorus III- Mixed (A-Cappella Choir)  (FA)

This chorus is the principal vocal organization of Cedar High School.  Rehearsals are occasionally scheduled outside of school time, and performances are normally in the evening.  

Course Details 

Participation in scheduled rehearsals and performances is mandatory.  Participation in more than one musical group is strongly encouraged.  Evaluation is based on; punctuality, attendance, and level of participation and attentiveness.  Admission to A Cappella Choir is based on the proficiency of the audition, musicianship, sight reading ability, the balance of parts, and displays of citizenship and dedication.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to participate in out of town performances and Festivals.   Exceptions may be made for 9th grade men and exceptional 9th grade women.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fee: $30.00 
  • Fee: $25.00 Robe 
  • Prerequisite: Permission Required Audition Required, Lyrical, Mixed Chorus 
  • Subject Area: FA

Chorus III- SA (Kantori—adv. women’s) (FA)

This is an advanced select women’s chorus, designed to be challenging in the nature of the music to be performed, and to better prepare students for Madrigals. 

Course Details 

This choir will prepare and perform a wide variety of styles of choral music. At least one evening performance per term is required. Evaluation is based on participation, attendance, and skill development. Members are expected to purchase their own uniforms (formal dresses). Students must meet eligibility requirements to participate in out of town performances, workshops and festivals. 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: Teachers Permission Audition
  • Fee: $40.00 participation
  • Subject Area: FA

Chorus II – SA (Lyrical) (FA)

This is an all women’s chorus designed to prepare students for Choir III Mixed, Choir III-SA and Choir III- Small Ensemble.  

Course Details 

This choir will prepare and perform a wide variety of styles of choral music.   At least one evening performance per term is required.  Evaluation is based on participation, attendance, and skill development.  Members are expected to purchase their own uniforms (dresses).  Students must meet eligibility requirements to participate in out-of-town travel workshops and festivals. 

  • Credit: 1.0 
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Fee: $40.00 participation
  • Subject Area: FA

Chorus III – Small Ensemble (Madrigals) (FA)

This course includes the preparation and performance of classic madrigal compositions and quality music from all periods.   

Course Details 

Madrigal members are required to participate in another musical performance group.  This select ensemble is drawn from members of the A-Cappella Choir.  Selection is based on maturity of tone, musicianship, sight reading ability, and dedication.  Fairly heavy demands are placed on the members of the Madrigals in terms of out-of-school rehearsals and performances.  Students must meet eligibility requirements to participate.  Members are expected to purchase their own uniforms (dresses and tuxes).

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 11-12    
  • Prerequisite: Lyricals or A-Cappella Audition
  • Fee: $40.00 participation
  • Subject Area: FA

Ceramics 1 (FA) 

Ceramic students will have the opportunity to make hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery.  Students will also be expected to learn and use ceramic vocabulary.  

Course Details 

Basic procedures and processes unique to ceramics will be introduced, and skills in forming clay will be one of the outcomes of the class.   Developing the ability to make judgments about the aesthetic quality of ceramic forms and mastery of the core concepts will be required.  Students will develop skills vital to making art by demonstrating proper procedures for forming, drying, decorating, and preparing clay.

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fee: $15 (covers studio costs and first bag of clay. Extra clay may be purchased)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA

Ceramics II  (FA)

This course is an extension of Ceramics 1 with a focus on functional ceramics and wheel work.  It is a studio class, which means students will largely be working on their own and at their own pace.  This course will teach students how to put together a ceramics portfolio for college entrance. This course is repeatable up to 3 times. The second or third time, the students are encouraged to complete an AP portfolio for college credit.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 1.0
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Fee: $15 (fee covers studio costs and first bag of clay. Additional clay paid for separately)
  • Prerequisite: Ceramics I
  • Subject Area: FA

Dance Conditioning (FA, PE)

This coed, physical fitness and power-toning course will involve aerobic movement, conditioning and fitness for life.

Course Details 

  • Credit: 0.5
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA, PE

Drawing I (FA)

This class is graded according to productivity and improvement in sight skills and mark-making ability, while creating an end-of-semester portfolio of work.  Drawing I- is a beginning to intermediate level high school art class that focuses on improving drawing skills in various mediums.  

Course Details 

Students with intermediate to advanced skills will be challenged and graded accordingly-encouraged along Drawing II standards though no current Drawing II course offering.  Students will develop skills in: still life, human anatomy, fantasy and imagination drawing, as well as landscape.  The science of drawing  (Linear Perspective) is a component of the Drawing I curricula and will eventually be required with mastery should a student pursue the Studio/Studio A.P. path of study.  Students are challenged to develop a critical eye for visual detail and a desire to price and sell their own art creations as an inherent and reasonable reality to Visual Art Performance.  Drawing I, and Foundations II, are two basics the student should complete while pursuing a solid foundation in 2D works of art.  The primary focus of Drawing I is “MARK-MAKING” as opposed to DESIGN.   Students are highly encouraged to take one or both (Drawing I and/or Foundations II) during their 9th grade year.  It is especially important to complete this Drawing I BEFORE signing up for Painting I and studio courses.  OUTSIDE CLASS WORK IS REQUIRED, and students are to carry cumbersome materials to and from school at times, in order to satisfactorily complete assignments.  Tests and quizzes are inherent to the Drawing I experience.  

  •  0.5 Credit
  • Grade: 9-12      
  • Fee: $15.00
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA

3D Design/Fine Crafts I (FA)

3D Design Explorations is an intermediate level high school art class that focuses on “DESIGN” organization using Elements and Principles of Composition.  

Course Details 

This class is graded according to both productivity and creativity.   The class is given a sculpture emphasis, and all works performed in this class are more challenging than those in the Foundations II class.  Students likely will create mobiles and other kinetics, wire and plaster sculptures, clay or seaweed castings and masks, wood carvings, assemblage, brick or Paper Mache’ reliefs, shadow boxes, and more.  Students are expected to research and expand their understanding of media as well as build their knowledge of historical influences that will enhance their projects. Students are challenged to develop a critical eye for visual detail and a desire to price and sell their own art creations as inherent and reasonable to Visual Art Performance.  OUTSIDE CLASS WORK IS REQUIRED, and students are expected to carry cumbersome materials to and from school at times, in order to satisfactorily complete assignments.  Tests and quizzes are inherent to the 3D Design experience. 

  • Credit : 0.5
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fees: $15.00
  • Prerequisite: Art Foundations II
  • Subject Area: FA

Drawing II  (Art Foundations II) (FA)

Foundations II-is an entry-level high school art class that incorporates 2D and 3D art projects.  This is not a mastery class and students are graded according to production and effort in their developing awareness of historically significant art movements and breakthroughs in the visual arts.  

Course Details 

Students are challenged to develop a critical eye for visual detail and a desire to price and sell their own art creations as an inherent and reasonable reality to Visual Art Performance.     Projects include drawing in values and in color schemes, shape collage, clay sculpture, wire sculpture and printmaking, and using various other mediums.  Foundations II and Drawing I are highly recommended for the student seeking to gain a solid foundation in 2D works of art.  The primary focus of Foundations II is that of “DESIGN” organization using Elements and Principles of Composition.  It is highly recommended that the student complete Foundations II and/or Drawing I before pursuing Painting and Studio courses. OUTSIDE CLASS WORK REQUIRED, and students are expected to carry cumbersome materials to and from school at times, in order to satisfactorily complete assignments.  Tests and quizzes are inherent to the Foundations II experience. 

Credit:

  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fee: $15.00
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA

Filmmaking (FA)

This course focuses on the fundamentals of acting in front of the camera, script writing, filming, digital editing, and cinema history.  Students will get hands-on experience of all aspects of filmmaking with an emphasis on storytelling, acting, and composition as they create their own commercials, news packages, and a short film.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 credit
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Fees: $15.00 Participation Fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Filmmaking 2 (FA)

This is a rigorous advanced level course that is designed to produce film and video at an accelerated rate focusing on quality short films/commercials.  In addition to the skills learned in Filmmaking 1 this class will focus on research, interviewing, character analysis, and meeting deadlines.  This class participates in the Utah High School Film Festival and submit their films there for review, prizes, and scholarships.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 credit (Spring semester)
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: Filmmaking 1
  • Fees: $15.00 Participation Fee
  • $50.00 Festival Fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Guitar, Beginning (FA)  

This class provides students with a lifetime skill.  Concepts to be covered include basic fingerings, chord structures, plucking patterns and strumming patterns.  

Course Details 

Popular folk songs will be learned in the class.  Students will be expected to sing, but will not be graded on their singing.  Each student will need to provide their own workable acoustic (non-electric) guitar and purchase the required practice book from the school.  A case for the guitar is strongly recommended.  Cedar High does not provide guitars for this class.  This class cannot be repeated for credit.

  • 0.5 Credit
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA

Painting I (FA) 

Painting is an intermediate to advanced high school art class in which students develop skills in four major painting mediums.  This is a challenging class and it requires good drawing skills; therefore, students are highly encouraged to take Drawing I either before or simultaneously to Painting I.  

Course Details 

Students will be graded according to productivity, execution, and level of competence.  Students will build a portfolio of color, value, and technique studies and paintings AND will explore the four major painting mediums.  It is assumed that the painting student can work independently on drawings leading to a painting event.   The painter MUST be able to act upon an internal drive to find and research ideas, which contribute to a painting’s meaning and content-via the library, the Internet, magazines, the news, and/or their own photography.  The Painting I student should NOT largely depend on the first time teaching of basic drawing concepts to achieve stronger compositions. Students are challenged to develop a critical eye for visual detail and a desire to price and sell their own art creations as an inherent and reasonable reality to Visual Art Performance.  Due to the cost of paints and quality brushes, students who exhibit less than mature handling of painting supplies and equipment will be excused from the course to make room for others on a waiting list who are more efficient in managing their work decisions. OUTSIDE CLASS WORK IS EXPECTED.  Tests and quizzes are inherent to the Painting I experience.  

 Course Details 

  • 0.5 Credit
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Fee: $15.00
  • Prerequisite: Art foundation II or Drawing I
  • Subject Area: FA

Piano Class (FA)

Students will gain the general technique necessary to read and play simple piano pieces. They will learn to read and recognize intervals, chords, musical terms, and all other general music theory needed to play the piano. Students may progress at their own pace.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 Credit
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA 

Stagecraft/Tech (FA)

Stagecraft introduces every aspect of technical theatre including scenic construction, costume design, lighting, and stage management.  This class is part hands-on, part research, and part presentation with a strong emphasis placed on following detailed instructions, group collaboration, and self-drive.  You will be part of the designing and building process for the sets and costumes for one of CHS’s productions as well as work backstage during their performances.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 credit 
  • Grade: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Fees: $15.00 Participation Fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Musical Theatre (FA)

(Currently Not Available)

This course places a strong emphasis on acting in an ensemble and working as a group in a musical theatre setting.  Students will produce a fully-mounted musical mostly within the timeframe of the class (there is a 2 week after school, evening requirement to be in this class for tech and performances).  Students will learn the fundamentals of acting while singing/dancing, correct vocal techniques, how to memorize lines and notes within a timeframe.  An audition is required to be in the class and it is recommended that you have previously taken either a theatre or choir class.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 Credit (Spring Semester)
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: Audition required
  • Fees: $40.00 Participation Fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Theatre Foundations 1(FA)

This course is designed to guide students to find an appreciation for the performance arts and to gain and build performance skills.  Emphasis is placed on Shakespeare, Contemporary, and movement.  Students will learn personal responsibility, group collaboration, memorization, and public speaking skills as we rehearse and prepare for performance opportunities held during class time.  No prerequisite is required.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 Credit
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: none 
  • Fees: $15.00 Participation Fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Theatre Foundations 2 (FA)

This course places a strong emphasis on acting as an ensemble, working as a group, the exploration of theatre history.  Students will produce a fully-mounted production entirely within the timeframe of the class (no after school rehearsal), and gain an appreciation for Classic American theatre, musical theatre, and Shakespeare.  This class has the option to participate in Region/State Theatre Competitions.

Course Details 

  • 0.5 Credit (Fall Semester)
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Theatre 1
  • Fees: $15.00 Participation Fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Theatre Foundations 3 (FA)

This is a rigorous, advanced level course that places value on competition, group collaboration, and the works of William Shakespeare.  Students in this class will have the opportunity to work with directors, stage managers, and designers as they mount fully realized plays and musicals.  This class focuses on acting, stage managing, and playwriting as well as participation in competitions and festivals across the state.

Course Details 

  • 1.0 Credit 
  • Grade: 11-12    
  • Prerequisite: Secondary Theatre 1, 2, and audition required
  • Fees: $40.00 Participation Fee
  • $125.00 Festival/competition/tech/costume/uniform fee
  • Subject Area: FA

Sculpture (FA) 

Sculpture is a course that focuses on ceramic hand-building and sculpting from a beginning level.

Course Details 

Basic procedures and processes unique to ceramics will be introduced, and skills in forming clay will be one of the outcomes of the class.   Developing the ability to make judgments about the aesthetic quality of ceramic forms and mastery of the core concepts will be required.  Students will develop skills vital to making art by demonstrating proper procedures for forming, drying, decorating, and preparing clay.

  • 0.5 Credit
  • Grade: 9-12    
  • Fee: $15 (covers studio costs and first bag of clay. Extra clay may be purchased)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Subject Area: FA

Sculpture II  (FA)

This course can be taken after Ceramics 1 or Sculpture with a focus on independent development of handbuilding and sculpting techniques.  It is a studio class, which means students will largely be working on their own and at their own pace.  This course will teach students how to put together a portfolio for college entrance. This course is repeatable up to 3 times. The second or third time, the students are encouraged to complete an AP portfolio for college credit.

Course Details 

  • 1.0 Credit
  • Grade: 10-12    
  • Fee: $15 (fee covers studio costs and first bag of clay. Additional clay paid for separately)
  • Prerequisite: Sculpture or Ceramics I
  • Subject Area: FA

CE-Introduction to Theatre– THEA 1013 (CE)

This college level class is offered to students in the concurrent enrollment program given by SUU. This class is also available for high school credits only.

Course Description

Students will gain an understanding of the world’s history and themselves through learning how theatre operates to entertain, educate, and reflect the past. Attending and analyzing various productions will enhance student’s roles as knowledgeable audience members.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 1
  • College Credits: 3.0
  • Fee: $15 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Year
  • Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled at SUU
  • Subject Area: CE

CE-Popular Music in America – MUSC 1020 (CE)

This college level class is offered exclusively to students in the concurrent enrollment program offered by SUU.

Course Description

This course will explore the rich and diverse genres of popular music in America from their origins to their development in the 20th century.

Course Details

  • HS Credits: 1
  • College Credits: 3.0
  • Fee: $15 ($5 / 1 Credit)
  • Term: Semester
  • Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled at SUU
  • Subject Area: CE