The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) pre-K–12 general music curriculum is designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills essential to understanding the following:
• Creating, performing, and responding to music requires specific knowledge and skills that may be acquired only through study and practice.
• Music, a distinct art form, shares many principles and concepts with theatre, visual arts, and dance.
• A thorough understanding of music requires knowledge drawn from disciplines including anatomy, physics, and computer science.
• Music is found in every culture, and musical ability is found in every individual.
Resources to help students practice at home:
For 5th graders
For 4th graders
(Note: the above urls do NOT work via Internet Explorer)
For classroom and chorus information, please visit this site
Ten Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner