Elementary Choir & General Music Class (K5 - 4th grade)
This class provides opportunities for students to be creative while working with others. Our goal is to help students become comfortable sharing their singing and other musical talents in a creative and spontaneous environment. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with various musical instruments during class, including rhythm instruments, glockenspeils, and recorders. We will be utilizing various Kodaly Method techniques. Concepts covered will include: rhythm, melody, steady beat, musical notation, pitch, form, timbre, composition, tempo, dynamics, intervals, and solfege. Activities will include singing, moving, listening, performing, composing/improvising, playing various instruments, recorders, glockenspeils, and reading/writing music. Students will be given 1-2 pages of homework each week which counts as part of their grade, as well as expected to practice their recorders 5-10 minutes most days of the week. 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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