Elementary Choir & General Music Class (K5 - 5th grade)
This elementary class provides opportunities for students to be creative while working with others. They will have a chance to become comfortable sharing their singing and other musical talents in a welcoming and creative environment. We will devote portions of each class to general music concepts, recorder, and choir music. Students will also be able to experiment with various instruments during class. We will be utilizing various Kodaly techniques. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, melody, steady beat, musical notation, pitch, form, timbre, composition, tempo, dynamics and articulation. Activities will include singing, moving, listening, performing, composing, playing various instruments, and reading/writing music. Students will be able to use what they have learned to understand and read age-appropriate songs from class on the musical staff as they sing it. Related field trips are being considered.
During this course, we will cover the basics of music theory and listening skills while discussing how music has evolved to reflect different cultural, religious, and ideological changes in European and American culture. We will also focus on research and writing skills as we learn about the lives of influential composers. We will devote portions of each class to general music concepts and portions to choir music. Completion of this course will count as one Fine Arts credit. Everyone is welcome- no prior music skills are needed. Related field trips are being considered.
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