Instrumental Music Major

Is it hard to walk by a musical instrument and not pick it up or play it? The Instrumental Music Major gives you the opportunity to focus your classes and into the area you love. This Major will prepare you for the rigors of a college or university Music Major and to perform in the community. The skills and experience you gain include piano, instrumental ensembles, individual technique and performance, music theory and music history. You will be exposed to a variety of music styles including “classical,” blues, pop, and jazz. The major is designed to give a broad introduction to instrumental music while equipping you with a skill you will use the rest of your life.

Students playing violin
Pop band

Foundation Courses:

  • Piano 1
  • Orchestra
  • Pop Band

Breadth Courses:

  • Electronic Music Composition
  • Recording Arts
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra 
  • Pop Band

Capstone Course:

  • Orchestra
  • Pop Band
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Pop Band

Students drumming
Orchestra

Electives:

  • Performing Arts Foundation
  • Vocal Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Guitar
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Art

 

Stay engaged! Here are some of the 2020-2021 Inspire Clubs & Activities: 

Duncan Ober

Duncan Ober

Class of 2016

A tour of Inspire during my sophomore year immediately led me to transfer from another high school.  I never imagined that high schoolers could have access to the kinds of music...

Elizabeth Ober

Elizabeth Ober

Class of 2018

At Inspire, my classes challenged and fascinated me. I chose to go to Inspire because of the variety of courses offered and the ability granted by the block schedule to take...

Zoe K.

Zoe K.

ASB Culture Coordinator

Zoe is a freshman at Inspire and is the Culture Coordinator for InStuGo. She’s coming from the middle school Chico Junior, however, she used to live in Bunny Doon Santa Cruz. Zoe...

Eliza Kate C.

Eliza Kate C.

ASB Co-President

Eliza Kate is the student government co-president and a junior at Inspire. She grew up loving to dance and wear sparkles. Now she just wears sparkles when she goes to concerts....

Emma G.

Emma G.

ASB Co-President

Emma is a junior who loves everything about Inspire.  She enjoys the diversity of the school and all of the incredible opportunities there are to immerse yourself in the arts and...

Sabrina H.

Sabrina H.

ASB Co-Treasurer

Sabrina is a sophomore here at Inspire. She holds the position of co-treasurer, along with Kayti. Sabrina ran for treasurer in hope to help Inspire have a great year, despite the...

Kayti R.

Kayti R.

ASB Co-Treasurer

Kayti is currently a Junior in Mr. Peek’s advisory. She originally wanted to come to Inspire for the Music and Photo/Video courses after being “Inspired” by an alumni and later...

Jaden H.W.

Jaden H.W.

Co-Vice President

Jaden is a co-vice president for ASB. He has been in Student government science freshman year and is now a junior. The reason why Jaden ran is because he really enjoys the class...

Rowan Wilson

Rowan Wilson

Class of 2014

Inspire changed my life. My family moved around a lot, I changed schools a lot, and I was not what you'd call an outgoing person. I never got too involved at school and hadn't...

Fortnite Club

Fortnite Club

Advised by Linnea Smith

Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM via Zoom Fortnite Club is an opportunity for students to socialize and have fun together based on their hobby of playing video games.

Illustrate Away!

Illustrate Away!

Advised by Linnea Smith

A digital drawing club where we draw something different every day. Mondays: Flora & Fauna (plants and animals) Tuesdays: Bits & Bobs (objects or man-made things)...

Film Appreciation Club

Film Appreciation Club

Advised by Joseph Hill

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month via Zoom

Environmental Club

Environmental Club

Advised by Justin Peek

Helping the environment through education, and better ways to be sustainable on campus.

E-Sports

E-Sports

Advised by Alan Kauffman

Wednesdays from 3:10-4:00 PM via Zoom Hello all e-sports enthusiasts. Do you think of yourself as a “pro-gamer”? Do you think you can go up against your peers? Let’s put that to...

Debate Club

Debate Club

Advised by Erin Horst

Every other Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 PM via Zoom Welcome to Debate Club, a place where students can discuss and debate issues in the realm of politics and philosophy. Should...

California Scholarship Federation

California Scholarship Federation

Advised by Debbie Travers

Last Thursday of the month via Zoom

Greetings, CSF members! Additional details are to be shared via the CSF Schoology group.

Ulu Polynesian Team

Ulu Polynesian Team

Advised by Jarrah Myles

Begins 4th period If you have never studied Polynesian dance, watching just one live performance might leave you wondering how you would feel up on stage, dancing the Hula or the...

Theatre Club

Theatre Club

Advised by Erin Horst

Tuesdays at 12 PM via Zoom

To provide theater inside and outside of the club.

Students for Equality

Students for Equality

Advised by Evita North

Tuesdays at 3:15 PM via Zoom

Join us to learn about and discuss social issues in a safe place!

Tap Ensemble

Tap Ensemble

Advised by Sarah Shoemaker

Wednesdays at 12 PM via Zoom Tap Ensemble is a club for anyone who wants to learn to tap dance! This club meets every Wednesday from 12:15-1:00 to learn classic tap dance...