The students will experience curriculum based on the nine
National Standards of Music Education:
1) Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2) Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3) Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4) Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5) Reading and notating music.
6) Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7) Evaluating music and music performances.
8) Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the
9) Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
Below is a brief outline of the concepts each grade
will be concentrating on for the year...
Kindergarten students will be learning about a variety of fundamental music concepts such as high and low, fast and slow, loud and soft, and the four voices.
First graders will review and continue to practice the fundamentals of music learned in kindergarten. They will begin to learn the basics of rhythm and perform on various percussion instruments.
Second grade students will participate in a variety of singing games while building on the concepts of rhythm and percussion instrument technique.
Third graders will continue building on the fundamental concepts learned in previous grades. They will also be introduced to the instrument families and the note names of the treble clef.
Fourth grade students will continue to build upon their knowledge of note and rhythm reading as they prepare to perform on recorders in the spring. They will also experience a variety of vocal repertoire.
In fifth grade, students will experience more advanced notation reading as they prepare to possibly start a band instrument. They will also experience a variety of vocal repertoire.
Sixth grade students will practice more advanced music theory skills as well as a wide range of vocal repertoire in preparation for the district vocal festival in the spring.