Santa Rita Instrumental Music Mission Statement

We, the proud and dedicated members of the Santa Rita Instrumental Music programs declare it our mission, responsibility, and privilege to:

Find enjoyment in expressing ourselves through music performance
Represent our school and community with unity, integrity, and humility at ALL times
Set the example of Golden Eagle Pride by always exhibiting Respect, Team Work, and a Positive Attitude
Be lifelong advocates for music and its benefits to students of all ages
Provide a proud legacy for the future youth of Santa Rita musicians

Director of Instrumental Music:

TBA

Theater/Musical Theater/Drama
This class is available to 9 - 12 grade students.

The course is designed to introduce students to all aspects of drama. This includes theatre history, acting, play production, lighting, sound properties, set design, and individual and group performances.
This class is available to 10 - 12 grade students.
Prerequisite: Authorization required - prior related fine arts classes, audition and/or teacher permission

Students will master advanced skills in acting, lighting, sound, and set building. They will also produce (at least) one full length play as well as shorter presentations. This class intends to foster a deeper appreciation of the dramatic arts and the universality of theatre.
This class is available to 9 - 12 grade students.
Prerequisite: Authorization required - prior related fine arts classes, audition and/or teacher permission

Students are introduced to basic stage acting techniques and learn how to make these techniques adaptable to the screen in various forms including: commercials, soap operas, screenplay, and well as MOS (no sound) film acting.

 
This class is available to 11 - 12 grade students.
Prerequisite: Authorization required - prior related fine arts classes, audition and/or teacher permission

Members of the class will produce several full length production while continuing to enhance their acting skills, set design and production knowledge. They will analyze the educational and aesthetic values of drama and their own potential through the dramatic process.

 

$50 AIA fee

This class is available to 11 - 12 grade students.
Prerequisite: Authorization required - teacher permission

This course is for the experienced drama student who is interested in directing plays and desires a career as a professional actor, director, or theatre educator.
This class is available to 10 - 12 grade students.
Prerequisite: Authorization required - teacher approval through audition or successful completion of previous course.

First Year - This course is designed to introduce student to the basic functions and use of various theatrical sound, light and stagecraft equipment and techniques as it applies to stage management. Students are encouraged to participate as members of the stage crew for performances held at school. It involves the use of shop tools, fabrics, paints, light and sound equipment, backdrops, curtains, props and other technical equipment as it applies to stage production.

Second Year - This course is designed for the student who already has the basic knowledge of theatre sound, lights, stage craft equipment and techniques and are interested in learning more about the stage management field. It involves the use of shop tools, fabrics, paints, light and sound equipment, backdrops, curtains, props and other technical equipment as it applies to stage production at the school. Students in this class will create sets for drama productions. Students incorporate the use of such equipment into a more advanced understanding of production.

Third Year - The course is designed for the most advanced students from Year 2 and provides then knowledge and preparation to becoming working theatre technicians. Students work regularly with the most sophisticated equipment available at the school. These students assume the responsibilities and duties of technical personnel for assemblies and evening performances on all stages as well as overseeing students in the other stage management classes. Students study a variety of stages and stage managers in the Tucson Community and may be referred to local and national productions companies and theaters for possible employment.
Choir

In Choir we work on developing healthy vocal technique and sight reading with emphasis on independent part signing. Students learn musicianship and performance skills.

In advanced Choir, the group gives several performances during the school year.

Director of Vocal Music:

Christian Giddings

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