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    School starts 9/10/20 virtually. We will be on an early dismissal schedule.

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In the Classroom

All students begin class with:

  • Daily music listening example (Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Soul, etc...)
  • Patriotic Song (America, Grand Old Flag, National Anthem, Yankee Doodle, America The Beautiful...)
  • Solfege appropriate to grade level

Kindergarten

  • Movement in Music
  • Steady Beat
  • Singing & Rhythm Games
  • Ear training & pitch matching

 

Grade 1

  • Solfege (Do, Re, Mi) in F Major
  • Ear training & pitch matching
  • Singing & Rhythm Games
  • Steady Beat
  • Rhythmic Dictation

 

Grade 2

  • Solfege (Do, Re, Mi, Sol, La) in F & C Major
  • Ear training & pitch matching
  • Singing & Rhythm Games
  • Beats-weak & strong
  • 4/4 & 3/4 meters
  • Rhythmic Dictation

Grade 3

  • Solfege (Do, Re, Mi, So, La) in C Major
  • Singing & Rhythm Games
  • Ear training & pitch matching
  • Treble Staff introduction
  • Recorder playing (Spring Semester)
  • Rhythmic Dictation

 

Grade 4

  • Solfege (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do) in C major
  • Singing & Rhythm Games
  • Treble Staff reinforcement
  • Bass Staff introduction
  • Rhythmic Dictation
  • Introduction to Handbell ringing

 

Grade 5

  • Rhythm Sight Reading (4/4 meter)
  • Baroque & Classical Music History (Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven)
  • Video: "Bach's Fight for Freedom" , excerpts from "Amadeus"
  • Time Signatures, Measures & Note/Rest Value review
  • Rhythmic Dictation
  • Percussion/Handbell Ensemble

 

Grade 6

  • Rhythm Sight Reading (4/4 & 3/4 meters)
  • Romantic & Modern Music History (Brahms, Berlioz, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Cage)
  • Video: "Liszt's Rhapsody"
  • Creating the Grand Staff -Treble & Bass together
  • Rhythmic Dictation
  • Percussion/Handbell Ensemble

Grade 7

  • Jazz & Broadway Music History (Ellington, Marsalis, Bernstein, Lloyd Webber)
  • Video: "West Side Story" & excerpts from "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Key Signatures
  • Rhythmic Dictation & Sight Reading
  • Percussion/Handbell Ensemble