Fine Arts Program
Show Low High School has a long-standing tradition of excellence in the performing arts. Our Fine Arts Department faculty and staff love what they do and teach our comprehensive program with enthusiasm and professionalism that shows in every endeavor.
A general survey course that includes drawing, painting, and sculpture techniques. Students explore the use of color theory, principles of design, and art history.
Builds on the concepts and techniques learned in Art I. Students develop composition skills in a variety of artistic styles and media.
An advanced art course that emphasizes mastery in at least one artistic medium and helps students build their professional portfolio.
Instruction for players of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Fall semester focuses on marching band and performance skills and may be counted as a PE credit. Spring semester focuses on music theory and learning the major scales. Many of the band’s activities take place outside the regular school day.
Designed for students who have limited or no guitar experience. It covers basic chords, rhythm guitar, note reading, playing melodies, basic music theory, and bar-chords. Guitars provided.
Intermediate & Advanced Guitar
Courses for students with a basic understanding of guitar. Class will develop their skills by covering: accompaniment styles, bar-chords, finger-picking, movable scales, altered chords, jazz chords, substitute chords, ensemble playing, and combo playing.
A course for band/guitar students in grades 10–12 to expound their performance abilities in jazz, blues, and rock genres. Students study improvisation, and participation in the class requires solo playing.
A performance-based class for orchestral strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass) that performs in and out of school settings. Students must provide their own instruments.
A co-ed performance-based, auditioned choir highlighting a variety of musical genres for sophomore through seniors. Curriculum reviews vocal techniques and emphasizes reading music (sight singing) and ensemble performance.
A women’s choir open to all high school girls who enjoy singing and/or want to improve vocal techniques, harmonies, and sight singing skills. Members perform for school and community audiences and have opportunities for solo and ensemble singing.
A year-round, auditioned choral group of junior and seniors who perform at both school and community events, learn advanced singing techniques and music theory, and attend regional and state competitions. Show Biz also performs music and choreography with Honor Chorale and forms the Royal Court Singers for the biennial production of “Feast of Carols.”
A male choir open to all high school boys who enjoy singing and/or want to improve vocal techniques, harmonies, and sight singing skills. Members perform for school and community audiences and have opportunities for solo and ensemble singing.
A theater class open to students interested in musical theater, drama, and theater tech. Participation in this class requires students to sing and dance. In addition to acting, students learn about stage production and theatre tech (sound and lighting).
Introduces students to basic vocabulary and components of the cultures where Spanish is spoken. Curriculum covers reading, writing, and speaking Spanish, in addition to advantages of US citizenship. Spanish-speaking students should contact instructors for credit and placement.
A continuation of Spanish 1, this class applies language skills to conversation and gives students the opportunity to participate in the student exchange program with Instituto Soria in Hermosillo, Mexico.
Advanced Spanish students move towards fluency in this class by improving language skills in reading, writing, and speaking.