Everyone can make music
The LHS Music Program was started in 2007 and has grown tremendously in the last 9 years. Today Lincoln offers a variety of music classes for every level of musician, including Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz, Orchestra and Choir.
Preparing for the Future
Students who participate in our programs should expect to be prepared to persue any musical aspirations they have. Whether they intend to be lovers of music or professional musicians, there are many outlets and opportunities. We strive to prepare students for all of their goals and aspirations regardless of whether or not they choose to continue with music into higher education and adulthood.
IB music will be offered as part of the school day starting in 2016/17. IB Music can be taken to meet group 6 requirements for the full diploma program or can be taken to challenge students interested in advanced music. The class is a survey of Western music history, cultural music, and music theory. Students will need to use a learned set of musical terminology to describe musical scores and audio. External evaluations include a multi-media musical links investigation in which students compare two seemingly unrelated styles or genres of music to find the similarities, and they will study a prescribed work for the year that they will evaluate for their final exam.
Students can take IB Music in one of three veins. Group performance, solo performance, or composition. For group performance, they will need to be enrolled in band or choir, for solo performance they will need to prepare a recital for evaluation, and for composition, they will need to write a piece for evaluation. Each section will be mentored by a different music teacher at Lincoln.