Music

Ms. Bryant, Ms. Cleveland, and Mr. Spitzberg

 

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The Montgomery County Public Schools Music Program is aligned with National and State Music Education Standards.The study of music assists in the aquisition of 21st Century Skills. The cooperative learning setting of music ensembles allows students to develop both indivdually and as members of a larger community. The creativity inherant in the creation or interpretion of a musical selection fosters creative thinking and problem solving strategies that permeate other facets of life. We encourage and celebrate the personal expression within every child.

 

"Music is one way for young people to connect with themselves, but it is also a bridge for connecting with others. Through music, we can introduce children to the richness and diversity of the human family and to the myriad rhythms of life." Daniel A. Carp, Eastman Kodak Company Chairman and CEO

Resources:

 

Oppertunities to Perform

  

Music Games

 

NY Philharmonic Games

 

Songs and Lyrics

 

Brain Pop

This Day in Music History

 

Music Dictionary

music notes clipart     

Other Music Resources

Rhythm

 Beethoven's Baseball

Compose Your Own Music  

Music Resource site

Hansel & Gretal Opera

     

 

 

Kindergarten -  Second Grade:

The goal of the Kindergarten through Second Grade music education program is that students will develop the knowledge and skills essential to creating, performing, and responding to music by organizing musical ideas and sounds creatively; refining skills necessary to perform alone and in an ensemble while learning to read and notate music; and making aesthetic judgments through music analysis and response.

Third Grade

The Grade 3 music curriculum provides students opportunities to experience music and music-making
through three processes: Creating, Performing and Responding. The goal of the music program is that student will  improvise simple melodies using the voice and instruments; create simple melodies and rhythmic patterns within specified guidelines; sing a varied repertoire of songs, including twopart rounds; play simple melodies and accompaniments on instruments; perform simple folk dances following the musical cues; use music vocabulary to describe expressive qualities heard in music; demonstrate awareness of meter by conducting in a meter of two; identify meter in written musical example.

Fourth Grade

The Grade 4 music curriculum provides students opportunities to experience music and music-making
through three processes: Creating, Performing and Responding. The goal of the music program is that student will improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns in response to a musical prompt; compose anecdote music within specified
guidelines; sing a varied repertoire, including three-part rounds, with an expanded range; perform simple rhythmic and melodic patterns, sequences, and accompaniments; identify characteristics of music related to historical style and culture; create appropriate movement to demonstrate musical characteristics; read and notate short melodic and rhythmic patterns using standard notation.

Fifth Grade:

The Grade 5 music curriculum provides students opportunities to experience music and music-making
through three processes: Creating, Performing and Responding. The goal of the music program is that student will improvise rhythmic and melodic patterns in response to a musical prompt; compose anecdote music within specified
guidelines; sing a varied repertoire, including three-part rounds, with an expanded range; perform simple rhythmic and melodic patterns, sequences, and accompaniments; use appropriate music vocabulary to identify characteristics of music related to historical style and culture, categorize orchestral and world instruments by sight and sound; read and notate simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using standard music notation.

 

Chorus:

Chorus is offered to students in Grades 4 and 5 who want to sing and develop their individual and ensemble
vocal skills. The choral repertoire includes songs from various styles and genres. Public performances are the culmination of many hours of hard work and help students master singing independently, on pitch and in rhythm,
with appropriate diction and posture; performing music in various textures, including unison, partner songs, and two-part harmony; reading and performing simple rhythm and pitch patterns, including some at sight; demonstrating appropriate audience etiquette.

 

Instrumental Music:

Elementary instrumental music is offered as an elective pull-out program that begins in Grades 4 and 5 at every
Montgomery County elementary school. Students who participate in the program attend a like-instrument
session once each week. Grade 5 instrumental music students are also introduced to the band or orchestra
ensemble performance experience by performing in groups with other instruments.

 

 

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