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Vocal / General Music Department
Last modified: 5/16/2013 10:37:20 AM
Elementary Vocal and General Music Program Description
The Elementary School Program of Instruction
All students in grades kindergarten through sixth, including students in self-contained and wing special education classes, receive five periods of music instruction every two weeks. Classes are from 20 to 30 minutes in length, depending on the grade level. The goals of this program are to insure that each student completing the program can:
Perceive the elements of music.
Organize musical sounds.
Demonstrate an affective response to music.
These goals are achieved through singing, listening, moving to music, playing rhythm and melodic instruments, creating, writing and reading music.
Fifth and sixth grade students may elect to audition for the school chorus. Participating students are encouraged to fully develop their singing voices through weekly rehearsals, and to perform in annual school programs.
The Vocal Music Enrichment Program includes the Northern and Southern Area Honors Choruses. Participating students, selected through audition, experience extended opportunities to sing in combined concerts with other groups throughout the county and to perform in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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