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Music
Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Assistant Principal
Office: Room 132
Telephone: 212-312-4800 ext. 1321

Stuyvesant Choir & Orchestra

General Information
 
1. One semester each of Music Appreciation and Art Appreciation are required for graduation. Most students take these courses in the 9th grade, one in the fall, and the other in the spring. Students in the instrumental & choral music sequence (bands, orchestras, choir) for two semesters are exempt from Music Appreciation. Our performing groups are all exceptional, functioning at the highest levels using standard literature.

 
2. There are 5 bands (Two Concert Bands, Symphonic Band, Beginning Band, & Jazz Band), and 3 string orchestras (Advanced Strings, Intermediate Strings & Symphony Orchestra). There are 4 choruses (Oratorio Choir, Madrigal Choir, Women's Chorus, & Men's Chorus). Auditions for all ensembles are held in June (Camp Stuy Part I). Students who are selected for the performing ensembles are exempt from the Music Appreciation requirement (NOT from Art Appreciation) and from certain “hands-on” senior technology requirements. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
 

3. Our full-year Beginning Woodwinds/Brass course (which can also be used to replace Music Appreciation) has proven to be very popular. Because we are unable to accommodate all requests for this course, students are selected at random. Information is included in the application packet.


4. Advanced Placement Music Theory, is offered at Stuyvesant as an elective.