Grade 1 MUSIC
This course is designed to introduce children to the basics of music practice while understanding various cultures and styles. The main goals in Music class are: to increase students’ auditory dissemination, memory and creativity through music exercises and songs; to use motivating materials inviting students to explore connections among the visual arts, dance, theater, and music; and to practice individual and choral singing.
Grade 2 MUSIC
This course is designed to enhance children's knowledge of the basics of music practice, and experience the music of various cultures, styles and periods. Students are highly involved in the school music performances, and learn the basics of the ensemble. The main goals in the Music class are: to increase students’ auditory dissemination, memory and creativity through music exercises and songs; to use motivating materials inviting students to explore connections among the visual arts, dance, theater, and music; and to practice individual and choral singing.
Grade 3 MUSIC
Students are introduced to the basics of the music theory. They learn vocal techniques, music literacy, theory and sight-singing skills through a variety of classical, folk, and traditional songs. Through classes in individual and choral singing, students are prepared for participation in school performances. Students at this grade level study musical instruments comprehensively, and performing with instruments is at a basic level. The main goals in the Music class are: to increase students’ auditory dissemination, memory and creativity through music exercises and songs; to use motivating materials inviting students to explore connections among the visual arts, dance, theater, and music; and to practice individual and choral singing.
Grade 4 MUSIC
Students are introduced to the basics of the music theory. They develop their vocal techniques and sight-singing. Students at this grade level increase their music literacy by playing the recorder. Through ensemble playing practice, students are prepared for participation in school performances. The main goals in the Music class are: to increase students’ auditory dissemination, memory and creativity through music exercises and songs; to use motivating materials inviting students to explore connections among the visual arts, dance, theater, and music; and to practice individual and ensemble playing.
Grade 5 MUSIC
This course is designed to introduce young students to the basics of music theory and practice. The main goals are: to improve students’ general knowledge, to develop their skills and help them become creative and critical thinkers. Students engage in creativity and an exploration of music, sound and theory. They identify and analyze a variety of music styles and genres, using music vocabulary and the musical elements, comparing and contrasting characteristics of music from various places, time periods, cultures, and composers. Students read rhythmic and melodic patterns.