Music Pathway

The music pathway aims to ignite students’ passion for learning through experiences in creating, performing, analyzing and responding to music.  Students will develop musical skills through the study of music history, composition, music theory, and form and analysis.  The music pathway strives to enhance students’ capacity for expression, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and creativity

Available courses:

  • Chorus/Chamber Choir
  • Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • AP Music Theory
  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar 1
  • Guitar Experience Project
  • Piano 1 & 2
  • Music Technology     

More detailed information regarding these courses is available in our EHS Program of Studies.

AVPA Endorsement Requirements

Students are eligible to receive the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts endorsement from Essex High School after meeting the following requirements:

  • earn at least 3.0 credits of visual and performing arts courses
  • enrollment in the AVPA advisory
  • successful completion of the AVPA Internship Course, usually during junior year
  • successful completion of the AVPA Capstone Project during senior year
  • receive 30 points in experiential learning opportunity credits (ELO’s) such as field trips and masterclasses
    • AVPA Field Trip – 3 points
    • Guest Artist Workshop – 4 points
    • Pre-approved Experiential Learning opportunity