想一探诺美音乐特色课程究竟?从这场学生创办的Hip-Hop首秀找答案

2022-01-08

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Hip-hop Show 演出团队
 

从一个简单的兴趣爱好,到一头扎进探索式深度学习
 

昨日,上海诺美学校首届Hip-hop Show圆满落幕,作为诺美校园首次举办的以Hip-hop为主题音乐活动,从想法构思,遴选节目,到最后的舞台呈现,一切皆由诺美学生自主发起、组织和实现。
 

在这一场Hip-hop Show上,总计20余个不同风格节目陆续登台,全场澎湃的气氛充满了诺美学校的大舞台。
 

On January 8, the first Hip-hop Show of Shanghai North America International School came to a successful conclusion. As the very first Hip-hop themed music activity held on campus, NAISers initiated, organized and realized everything from the concept, program selection to the final stage presentation.
 

说起这场首秀活动,其实缘起于12年级 Jerry Hu同学一个简单的兴趣爱好——说唱,他从最初单纯喜欢听歌,学唱,到自己投入课余的时间不断研究说唱音乐的历史文化,到之后组建诺美学校Hip-hop社团,召集不同年级的近20名学生一起探讨,学习音乐理论及共同创作,最后有了今日的这一场大型演出...这期间,他的持续动力源于“热爱”二字。
 

 

直面“同与不同” 

激发学生的内生动力是关键第一步
 

在上海诺美学校每一学年开始,所有学生都会根据学校整体本年度选课指导进行自主选课来安排一整年的课程计划,以音乐特色课程为例,目前我们开设了近20门,分层级的音乐课程,其中包括美高和A-Level两个方向的AP音乐理论、高级音乐理论专题、西方古典乐历史、美国流行音乐历史、电影音乐历史等课程 。

 

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上海诺美学校音乐课程

 

英美两大课程体系方向的学生都可以修习音乐表演类课程包括乐器合奏、合唱,此外,还有音乐科学、音乐作曲、音乐指挥、音乐教育、音乐研究等音乐学术类课程。
 

而不同年级的学生,根据自己当前的音乐专业知识、技能不同情况,在教学与升学规划老师的共同指导下,每一学年选择相应匹配的音乐理论及实践课程。
 

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Foundation   Nina Ge
 

当学生在学年之初进入音乐课堂时,音乐组的老师们第一个任务便是引导学生,帮助他们寻找不同的兴趣点,挖掘他们在音乐学习上不同方向的天赋及热情。而结合诺美音乐团队自主研发的学术音乐课程体系、大学先修课程及国际顶级音乐专业领域会议发表成果等多维度校内外资源,使得诺美学生在音乐理论及演出实践方面都能得到更理想的学习体验。

 

上海诺美学校学生已在以下国际学术会议上展示研究成果:
• 7th International Conference on New Music Concepts
• 3rd International Conference on Education Research and Policy
• 4th International Conference on Education and Distance Learning
• 2020 Bridges Conference on Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture...

 

上海诺美学校学生在以下国际同行评审的学术期刊上发表过研究论文:
• International Journal of Music Science, Technology and Art
• Proceedings of the International Conference on New Music Concepts, Inspired Education,and New Computer Science Generation...

 

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Foundation   Linda Bi
 

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Foundation   Evan Lyu

 

只有在激发学生的内生动力后,学生才能基于自己感兴趣的领域进行深入学习,并且通过修习全球范围顶尖院校提供的大学学分课程,增加学生在某一领域的学识深度及精度。同时,当学生对自己感兴趣的领域有一定深度的学习并且开始拥有自己的见解时,他们也将有机会在国际性的专业领域会议上,面向全球顶尖院校的教授们分享自己的研究成果、探讨他们对该领域的见解与看法。

 

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G10   Joey Yu
 

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G10   Harry Xia

除此之外,结合音乐理论知识的学习,诺美学校还提供了非常丰富的专业舞台表演的机会,我们非常鼓励由学生自主创办社团、Hip-hop Show、Talent Show、Dance Show等各类校园大型演出活动。当学生通过理论学习和实践活动收获到成果时,他们也将会在学习的道路上拥有更持续的内生动力,从而更进一步提升自己在学术上的表现。

 

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Foundation   Amelia Wu

 
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G9   Harry Sun
 

通过大型活动筹办,充分培养学生领导力、创新力等综合素养

 

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G10   Terrence Bi
 

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G9 Edward Liu
 
特别想提到的是我们Nikita博士,无论在我们学生筹办音乐活动或是音乐理论课堂的学习上,都给予了我们学生非常多的自由,让我们感觉到自己拥有较大的主动权及发挥自己想法的空间。

 

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G9   Fay Gao
 

这次演出我们主创人员之一Jason Jiang还有打碟环节,另外我们也设置了一个非常有意思的地方设置在了整场演出的最后,希望突破往常的校园音乐活动,能与所有台下的观众一起进行更近距离的互动,让更多人不仅仅是观看演出,也能充分地参与进来成为演出活动的一部分。
 
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G12 Jason Jiang DJ打碟环节,

还原最正宗的Hip-hop Show
 

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G10   Felix Geng
 

本次活动虽然是首秀,我们Hip-hop社团的学生们一起全程从自主策划、曲目、舞台效果、排练等到最终的登台表演,除了积累舞台演出的经验之外,更是锻炼了自己团队沟通、协作、创新力等综合能力。

 

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Foundation   Bella Chen

 

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Foundation   Sindy Fan

 

“音”为你,“音”为梦

我们坚信“热爱”,

能让每一个NAISer闪闪发光!

 

English Version:

Music Courses Offered at NAIS
 

The core of international education focuses on the cultivation of transferable skills to support students’ success in higher education and post-educational professional world. NAIS uses a research-based data-driven tier system to standardize the curriculum and instruction in music education. Courses offered for students in Foundation prepare students for high school studies. Courses offered in grades 9-12 structure under a three-tier system.

Tier-III are College Preparatory (CP) courses designed for high school students to expand their knowledge and cultivate their interests in music.

Tier-II courses are Honors (Hon), Advanced Placement (AP), and University Equivalent (UE) courses, which prepare students to explore university-level content while developing transferable skills required in higher education.

Tier-I courses are independent for-credit university courses and certificate programs, which allow students to network and study with university faculty and music industry professionals.
 

NAIS Music Certification Programs

Students can receive supplementary credentials with their high school diplomas for exceeding expectations in their music studies. There are two certificate programs available at NAIS, which can boost one’s chances of being accepted for selective universities.
 

Music Performance

NAIS has a diversified performance program that includes an instrumental ensemble and a choir.

Students perform a mix of classical, popular, and traditional music.

Students choose the repertoire that they want to learn and play for concerts.

Students perform music at in-school and out-of-school events.

No previous performance experience is necessary. Every student in school can enroll and participate in an ensemble or choir.

Students can integrate Western and Eastern cultures by playing Chinese traditional instruments in the ensemble. For example, erhu or guzheng.

Students can perform on electronic instruments. For example, bass guitar and keytar.

NAIS holds a total of 6 concerts every academic year – 4 concerts in the Fall semester and 2 concerts in the Spring semester.

Students are also encouraged to perform solo and participate in out-of-school music events, activities, and competitions.

All music is arranged for NAIS concerts based on each student’s individual musical needs.
 

Music Computation Lab

Music Computation Lab is a place for students to research different topics of music. Music research allows students to use innovative approaches to dissect various aspects of music as a subject of study. At NAIS, students can conduct research on artistry, musicianship, originality, and cultural traditions. Students can also focus on content-specific research in music history, theory, or performance practice. Additionally, students can work with interdisciplinary fields, such as music and mathematics, music and psychology, music and literature, and music and education.

The purpose of music research is to create original material for others to use and apply in practice. Students involved in research get to present their works at national and international conferences. Students can likewise publish their papers in proceedings and peer-reviewed journal publications.
 

Practical Experience

NAIS is dedicated to integrating academic and performative music studies into a practical working environment. The process of holistic music education allows students to test their skills and abilities outside the classroom in real-world situations. These include:

- Conducting opportunities for students to lead NAIS instrumental ensemble and choir Leadership roles in Music club and Popular Music club

- Tutoring opportunities for those interested in education

Internship opportunities in music education, technology, psychology, and performance

- Concert management and preparation of program notes, booklets, and event flyers

- Experience in music arranging for instrumental ensemble and choir

- Working with university students at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as networking and collaborations with university faculty