AP Music Theory in the Digital Age- the anatomy of music through analysis. Students in this course may take the AP (Advanced Placement) Music Theory test for college credit.

Advanced Problems in Music Theory & Technology- a continuation of AP Music Theory in the Digital Age, covering even more advanced analysis and composition.

Chamber Choir- a selective, medium ensemble of mixed voices. Chamber Choir is featured in the Holiday and Spring Concerts, and participates in music festivals and competitions. It meets during club time and is only open by audition. 

Concert Band- a large ensemble of wind and percussion instruments. The Concert Band is featured in the Autumn and Spring Concerts, performs for school functions, music festivals and the annual PPO Picnic.

Concert Choir- a large ensemble of mixed voices. The Concert Choir is featured in the Holiday and Spring Choir Concerts, performs at school functions, and participates in music festivals and competitions.

Conducting- ear training and conducting techniques. This core course is only available to AVPA-Music students in the 12th grade.

Digital Keyboarding- Students, in small groupings, gain independent skills on the keyboard/piano through class lessons or independent study. This course is only available to AVPA-Music students in the 9th grade.

Digital Recording Lab- Students learn about all steps in the recording process, including microphones and editing. They run a recording session and produce a quality recording to share.

Electronic Music Synthesis- A course in which students utilize digital technology to create musical works. Students work with MIDI technology and composition software (Finale). This core course is only available to AVPA-Music students in the 10th grade.

Ensembles (Wind, String, Brass, Percussion, Bergen Arts)- small, selective groupings of instruments.  Ensembles are featured in the Autumn and Spring Concerts, Ensemble Prestige (tri. 2), perform for school functions, and participates in music festivals.

Guitar Class (1, 2 and 3)- Each course is one trimester in length and prepares students to become independent musicians on the instrument. Students learn notation/tablature, chords, style, composing, theory, and ensemble skills.

Guitar & Mandolin Orchestra- a large ensemble of guitars, mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos and bass guitars. G&MO is featured in the Autumn and Spring Concerts, and off-campus music festivals.

Jazz Band- a medium ensemble of instruments commonly found in a jazz combos or big bands. Jazz Band is featured in the Autumn and Spring Concerts, PPO Picnic, and performs in a jazz club. 

Music & Society- the study of music from the Medieval style period through the present. Similar to a music history class, students are introduced to the development of music through perspectives of style, history, and other areas of humanities.

Musicianship- musical instrument methods, score reading and a special project in music technology. This core course is only available to AVPA-Music students in the 9th grade.

Musician's Workshop- a specialty course in which students construct quality, authentic musical instruments: guitar, mandolin, drum, amplifier, and electro-music devices. Hands-on skills including woodworking and/or electronics . 

Orchestra- a large ensemble of string, wind, and percussion instruments. The Orchestra is featured in the Autumn and Spring Concerts, and off-campus music festivals.

Pit Orchestra- This is the orchestra that accompanies the annual BCA musical. Pit Orchestra performs original Broadway show music for the musical. 

Projects- these maker-style projects vary each trimester and may incloude: The Theremin Project, Guitar Effects, Soundwave Audio Lab, Sound Experiemnts and Design.

Senior Music Seminar- a hands-on course where each student builds a musical instrument. They also plan the AVPA-Music Senior Recital.  This core course is only available to AVPA-Music students in the 12th grade.