Discovering personal greatness in pre-school through grade 8 students - Burlington, Vermont

Music

Mission Statement  for Mater Christi Music:

To introduce students to the language of music, expose students to various genres of music and performing arts, inspire independent, creative, deeper learning in music and the performing arts, foster the discovery of cross-curricular connections and ignite an independent desire for lifelong learning in music.

Early Childhood Music Preschool – Kindergarten

Young children are naturally musical and these formative years are key to their development.  We will focus on pitch and patterns and rhythms that children can hear, feel and play with!  This time of singing and dancing is all about joy and fun!  Music is tied to all learning and opens in these early years an appreciation begins for global music and language.

Elementary Grade Level: Grade 1 – 5

Students meet for 40 minutes each week and explore the connections with math, literature, history, religion, language and culture.  There is time for singing, vocal training, and general music appreciation including music through time and history.   Learning expectations and opportunities in music incrementally increase concurrent with the advancement of each grade level.

Creating: The ability to create, organize, share, evaluate and refine musical ideas.

Performing: The ability to choose, understand, practice, analyze, improve music through practice and accurately and expressively perform music for an audience.

Responding: The ability to select, analyze, interpret and evaluate the elements of music.

Connecting: The ability to connect ideas, experiences and knowledge in daily life, cultures and cross-curricular learning to music.

 

General Music Middle Grade Level: 6 – 8

Middle school students meet weekly and focus on the message of music, the appreciation of global music and a variety of genres, and the role of music in history and their own lives.  Students engage with each other and with their families as they explore the social and emotional effects of the song.  Students will continue to explore the technical components of singing, the exploration of composing and lyric writing, and their own taste and role as music creators and consumers.  Students will also journal their musical encounters and hopefully, extend a lifelong appreciation of expression through music.

Music at the Middle Grade Levels begins in 6th grade and continues through 8th grade. Students are encouraged to explore deeper, more creative learning based on elementary level concepts stemming from the musical standards listed below:

Creating: The ability to create, organize, share, evaluate, and refine musical ideas.

Performing: The ability to choose, understand, practice, analyze, improve music through practice and accurately and expressively perform music for an audience.

Responding: The ability to select, analyze, interpret, and evaluate the elements of music.

Connecting: The ability to connect ideas, experiences, and knowledge in daily life, cultures, and cross-curricular learning to music

Chorus

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Band

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