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Music Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET)

(Formerly the Commercial Recording Arts Department)
Our goal is to give students the necessary knowledge to compose, record and perform their own songs. Students will understand the historic and cultural connection that music plays in our current world and we will encourage creativity and innovation through the integration of digital tools for music production and promotion into our standard based curriculum.

All MMET students will be encouraged to play the guitar, piano and sing by their senior year. Students will acquire a basic level of music theory and a mastery of Garageband, Logic, Reason & ProTools software. Students will also be exposed to 21st century communication skills and have a multitude of performance opportunities and create a digital portfolio to be presented during their Senior Interview.


 

Guitar
The HBHS Guitar class is a year-long pre-APA course that satisfies the UC A-G Fine Arts requirement for university acceptance. Beginning students will acquire Level I and Level II guitar skills. They will be able to play open position chords, moveable chords, major and minor scales, and popular songs. Advanced students will embark on an independent study with a unique goal setting rubric designed to help them explore different genres of guitar styles.
 
Songwriting & Recording
This year-long course also satisfies the UC A-G Fine Arts requirement for university acceptance. Songwriting & Recording is the first official APA class in the Commercial Recording Arts Department and our students develop a solid understanding of music history (post-war to contemporary) followed by a plethora of performance opportunities and guidance.
 

Music Technology 
This is a Coastline/APA ROP class that is part of MMET. Students will learn iLife software their first semester followed by Logic Pro. Performance opporutnities continue throughout the semester and the students w
 ill also understand the opportunities and business models that are created by new technology.   

 

APA Media Team
This is a Coastline/APA ROP class that is part of the MMETt. Students will learn advanced techniques in Final Cut Pro, make their own student films, participate in filming APA mainstage shows, and make videos to promote all aspects of APA.  Previous knowledge of TV production and Final Cut reccomended.