Music and Performing Arts Majors



We expect students to continue their pursuit of performing arts by choosing one of the required majors: Dance, Film, Instrumental Music – Strings, Instrumental Music – Winds, Instrumental Jazz, Music Technology, Musical Theater, Piano, Theater, Theater Tech, or Voice.

All students in AMPA are required to be in a level of the discipline they are accepted into for every year they are enrolled in AMPA.



4 years Dance

3 years Performing Arts electives (must be a complete year)



4 years Film

1 year Theater or Musical Theater

1 year Music Technology


Instrumental Jazz

Enrolled in a jazz ensemble every semester of attendance

Enrolled in a classical ensemble every semester of attendance

1 year piano

1 year AP Music Theory


Instrumental Music – Strings Emphasis: Classical, Mariachi, or Guitar

4 years Strings

1 year Piano or Music Theory

2 years from Music Theory Voice, Music Tech, Guitar, and/or Jazz


Instrumental Music  – Winds Emphasis: Classical or Mariachi

4 years Winds

1 year Piano

2 years Jazz, Theory, Music History, Music Tech, Voice, Strings, Guitar, or Mariachi


Music Technology

1 year Piano

1 year Music Technology 1

1 year Music Technology Productions

1 additional year Music Tech Productions OR 1 year Music Industry & Media

1 year Music Theory onsite OR completion of a pre-approved college Music Theory course

2 years Arts electives


Musical Theater

4 years Musical Theater

1 years Dance Musical Theater

1 years Voice

1 year Tech Theater



4 years Piano

1 year Music Theory or Music History

2 years Performing Arts Elective


Theater Technology

3 years Technical Theater

1 year Music Technology

2 years arts elective – art, film, theater, vocal, piano, dance, instrumental, music technology



4 years Drama

1 year Theater Production

1 year any Performing Arts elective (must be a complete year)

1 semester Theater History

1 semester Tech Theater



4 years Choir

1 year Piano or Music Theory

2 years Performing Arts elective


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