Description

The Armada Conservatory of the Arts is a half day program designed for students that are planning to continue in fine or performance arts after high school. For the 14-15 school year we will be starting the academy with the freshman class. The elements of the academy are as follows:

1. Ensemble/Lab - every student will be enrolled in choir, band, orchestra, theater ensemble, dance ensemble, or visual arts lab

2. Elective - all students will be scheduled together in an fine arts elective that will be blocked with the Arts academic class. This is a class exclusive to the conservatory members.

Music elective - theory, ear training, piano lab, small ensemble, history, composition

Drama elective - Theater Survey (performance and tech), Acting for the Camera, Voice

and Body, Auditions, Sound/Lighting Design, TV/Video Acting/Production

Dance Electives - Jazz, tap, ballet, modern dance, dance performance design, wellness

(yoga, pilates)

Visual Arts Electives - 2-D/3-D art, ceramics, jewelry and metals, graphics/web design

*every performing arts student will perform every trimester

**every visual arts student will present an art show every year

***possible partnerships (dual enrollment) with local arts institutions to use facilities (MCC, MONA, etc…)

3. Arts Academic - students will have one academic class every year using the arts to cover the academic subject (English through the Arts). This class will count as their academic graduation requirement.


Freshman


Sophomore


Hour

Class

Hour

Class

1

Ensemble/Lab

1

Ensemble/Lab

2

FA Elective

2

FA Elective

3

FA English

3

FA English

4

Algebra 1

4

Geometry

5

Biology

5

Chemistry

6

US History

6

Civics/Econ/Finance

Junior


Senior


Hour

Class

Hour

Class

1

Ensemble/Lab

1

Ensemble/Lab

2

FA Elective

2

Capstone

3

Art in Science

3

Elective

4

Algebra II

4

Math

5

English 11

5

English

6

World History

6

Elective


4. Capstone Experience (senior year) - The capstone is an opportunity to showcase student talents, abilities, knowledge, and skills through the exploration and design of an exhibition or performance that creates beauty and benefits the community. Students will design this exhibition or performance around a central topic to prove they have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to embrace the rigor of post-secondary study and/or the real world of work in the 21st century global marketplace. The student will be responsible for constructing the questions and discovering the answers along the way to a Capstone Exhibition or Performance of which they can be proud. The exhibition or performance will include collaboration with faculty and input from family and an authentic audience


5. Student Performances / Shows - Performing arts students will perform for each other and professionals in the field every trimester. Visual arts students will present their portfolio for comment and critic from students and professionals. This will allow students individual opportunities as well as instruction from many different professionals.


6. Master Classes - Students will work with professionals on campus and at various universities and performance venues around the metro Detroit area (Oakland University, Wayne State University, University of Michigan, Orchestra Hall, Opera House, Center for Creative Studies, MONA, DIA, etc…)