Contact Information 

 

49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Verne Lorway

Welcome to Miss Lorway's Webpage

 

In addition to teaching the courses listed below, I also facilitate a Song Writer's Club here at Sydney Academy. This group came out of the research I conducted with grades 10-12 students at Sydney Academy as part of my doctoral dissertation research. You can read all about this research on the following link:

http://saswclub.wix.com/saswclub

 Very recently, One of the Club's original members, Violet Ross was interviewed by CBC Radio as an inductee of the CB Information Morning Honor Roll. You can listen to Violet's interview and song here:

CBC 2015 Violet Ross

 

 

Here are the courses in the music program at SA which I teach:

 

Music 10, 11, 12 Instrumental

(Band)

 

In this course, students explore band instruments in a variety of school ensembles including concert band, jazz band, and jam bands. Students perform a diverse collection of musical works for a wide range of school and community settings. Band students read, write, arrange, improvise, and perform music using mixture of notational systems which include standard notation. Students also have the opportunity to extend their musical interests through audio recording processes in the school recording studio. The prerequisite is junior high band experience.

 

           

 

 

 

Music 10, 11, 12 Vocal

(Choir)

In a similar fashion to Music Instrumental, Music Vocal studies vocal music across the ages through ensemble performance in a choral setting. In the school choir, students have the opportunity to read, write, improvise, and perform a diverse collection of musical works in a variety of school and community contexts. Students also have the opportunity to extend their musical interests through audio recording processes in the school recording studio.

 

 

Music 12 IB

This is an advanced course which follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum. It includes the study of music theory, history, and performance in solo and group settings at an advanced level. Music 12 IB is an excellent preparation for post-secondary studies in music. Students must be able to read standard notation at an advanced level to take this course, complete a music course at Sydney Academy, and have the permission of Ms. Lorway to take the course. Students are encouraged to develop as independent learners in Music 12 IB, and will complete a portfolio of recorded live musical performances and a musical investigation by the end of the course.

 

 

Music 10

(General)

This is a course for beginners although students with prior musical training may also be included in the class. Students will be introduced to the rudiments of basic guitar and keyboard theory through a variety of notational systems, as well as basics in improvisation and aural perception across a wide range of musical cultures. Students are encouraged to enhance their learning through small group and individual music making which may extend to school and community settings.

 

 

 

Evaluation:
15% - Comprehensive assessments during the mid-term assessment period
55% - Short performances, presentations, assignments over the duration of the course
30% - Final comprehensive assessment


Please note: Students and parents must be aware that teachers will not be required to do
make-up tests or assignments for missed components of the assessment due to an
excused absence. Instead the value of other assessment pieces may be pro-rated to
determine the assessment mark. Students who miss assessment pieces may be pro-rated
to determine the assessment mark. Students who miss assessment pieces due to an
unexcused absence will be given a mark of zero. (All excused absences must be
reported within five days of the absence to be excused.)


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school at 562-
5464.