In grades K-5, students attend weekly music classes where a love and appreciation for music is fostered. Music teachers provide a balanced curriculum and various performance opportunities. Music teachers collaborate with regular classroom teachers to integrate other subjects such as social studies with music. As students progress through the grades, they learn how to play pitched and non-pitched instruments as well as to sing, read, notate and compose music.
Each middle school offers Orchestra, Band and Chorus as well as a general music class called World of Music.
Music instruction is designed for students interested in learning music elements, theory, and playing band or orchestra instruments. Students receive group instruction and perform in concerts during the school year. chorus students learn to sign music written in two and three parts, with good expression, breath control and technical accuracy. Students learn music of different genres and cultures and also perform in concerts. The World of Music class is an exciting musical experience for students with little or no music background. Students explore various styles and forms of music related to cultural aspects of different countries.
Students experience a wide variety of drama instruction. A focus on becoming comfortable in front of an audience, staging, and group work is emphasized. Students are involved in performances as an application of learning.
Elementary School Art Education
Students in grades K-5 receive an art instructor's lesson once a week in the art classroom. Instructors are experienced artists and deliver excellent lessons that are grade level specific. Art education develops self-esteem and self-expression, as well as appreciation for the work of others. Art teachers collaborate with regular classroom teachers to integrate other subjects with art lessons.
Middle School Art Education
Students learn to identify attributes of various art forms and styles. Students learn to draw, paint, sketch, create sculptures and explore many avenues of art. Visual arts of various cultures are introduced.
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