Our popular music program has expanded greatly over the past 6 years and now comprises 3 different streams. Many students take our classes throughout high school and have the opportunity to work with some of Alberta's top musicians, learn to write their own popular music and go into the recording studio for a professional result. Our program is involved in 15-20 events and shows per year in a variety of events, some volunteer and some paid.
General Music (Singer-Songwriter) 10, 20, 30
Acoustic class learning acoustic pop music covers of the student's choice, vocals and performance techniques and music skills. After students learn to play with our musicians we explore songwriting and give an outlet for creative expression through songwriting techniques. Students have a chance to showcase their original songwriting and receive feedback from professional songwriters through a variety of professional workshops and shows.
Audio 15, 25, 35
Students in this program work closely with our musicians and gain expertise in running live sound, recording and music video projects with our new Behringer digital sound board. Students get to work on the latest state-of-the-art software and sound equipment including recording standard ProTools. Opportunities for volunteer and work experience doing live sound for theatre and music shows in the Edmonton are possible for strong and keen students.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education
Explore the rich cultural heritage, issues and challenges Indigenous people face, and contributions made to society by Indigenous cultures.