The study of music at Rosary High School provides opportunities for performing, analyzing, and evaluating music in a positive environment with the expectation that students will grow as musicians and as individuals. They will develop a personal sense of value for music in their lives.
Students have the opportunity to be a part of two curricular choirs, two curricular orchestras, music electives, and music extracurriculars at Rosary High School.
The Symphony Orchestra (full orchestra/all instruments), Treble Chorus and Ensemble are credit courses that meet within the school day. Ensemble is selected by audition. The Rosary-Marmion Chamber Orchestra is a credit course that meets at Rosary before the regular school day begins.
Music activities include four seasonal concerts, Fine Arts Dinner Theatre, the IMEA competition, the IHSA Solo/Ensemble Contest, the school musical, music for school liturgies, and various field trips. Glee Club is a non-credit, extracurricular choir.
Music students have the opportunity to participate in a performance trip each summer. Recent destinations have included Nashville, Toronto, Chicago, and St. Louis.
Students may also elect to join the Marmion-Rosary Band
, a credit course which meets before school at Marmion Academy. (A bus to Rosary is available.) Jazz Band
is another opportunity for Rosary and Marmion students. Jazz Band meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Marmion Academy.
FINE ARTS ELECTIVES
Intro to Drama
•1 semester course
•Learn fundamentals of the stage, acting, character development and improvisation
•Learn how to listen and analyze a wide variety of music.