“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29

Concert Choir – MUS1001
Grade:  9-12
Full Year Course:  1.0 Credit
Prerequisites:  None
Course Description:  Concert Choir is a Class C, non-auditioned, mixed choir of ninth-grade students.  The Freshman Choir performs as part of the curriculum for all major concerts at WLA, WSMA Concert Festival, and chapel as occasion permits.  The goals of the course are (1) to help the student understand the vocal gift that God has given them, (2) to encourage the student to use their gift to God’s glory singing both sacred and secular choral literature, and (3) to prepare the student to join either the Viking or Traveling Choirs.

Traveling Choir – MUS1016
Grades:  10-12
Full Year Course:  1.0 Credit
Prerequisites:  One year of WLA Choir (either Freshman or Viking)
Course Description:  Traveling Choir is a Class A, auditioned, mixed choir of sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  The Traveling Choir performs as part of the curriculum for all major concerts at WLA, WSMA Concert Festival, and chapel as occasion permits.  In addition, the Traveling Choir travels to the churches of the WLA Association on Sunday mornings throughout the school year to sing God’s praises in worship. The goals of the course are (1) to help the student understand the vocal gift that God has given them, (2) to encourage the student to use their gift to God’s glory singing both sacred and secular choral literature, and (3) to prepare the student for collegiate level choral music.  Auditions are held each spring for the following year’s choir roster.  Transfer students may inquire about auditions with the director.

Band – MUS1005
Grades:  9-12
Full Year Course:  1.0 Credit
Prerequisites:  Teacher Approval of Enrollment
Course Description:  The Viking Band is unique because it is by nature curricular and co-curricular. The educational foundations are the rehearsals held during the school day. A Co-curricular aspect is present in that some rehearsals, concerts and performances are held outside of the school day. Students have opportunity to grow personally in their music education through a variety of ensemble and individual opportunities offered to them through the band program. In turn, students of the WLA Viking Band use their musical talents to serve as an ambassador of music for the WLA Association churches and schools and the Fond du Lac community at large. The band strives to use God’s gift of music both sacredly and secularly as we witness the love of our Savior to all we come in contact with.

Music Technology – MUS1015
Grades:  9-12
One-Semester Course:   0.5 Credit
Prerequisites:  None
Course Description:  Music Technology allows the student to explore the world of  music created and shared through electronic methods. Students use computer programs to create and edit music loops, compositions, and a portfolio of digital work. This course is largely project-based.

Music Theory – MUS1003
Grades:  10-12
One-Semester Course:   0.5 Credit
Prerequisites:  Permission of the instructor
Course Description:  Music Theory, the capstone course of the WLA Music curriculum, strives to teach the advanced music student how God’s marvelous creation of music works through both theory and composition.  The student will have daily assignments in a self-paced theory workbook and daily composition assignments to put the theory into practice.  Students will learn to use notation software (Finale) through tutorials and composition assignments.  The culmination of the semester is the ability to compose a four-part hymn.