General Curriculum - Music

Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Philosophy

    • Music is a God-given gift and a God-inspired idea.
    • Within that realm, God has given gifts and talents to all people.
    • All music should bring glory to God.

Objective

    • To open up to each student the world of music and worship, and to draw them in
    • To develop each student musically and in the overall use of their God-given talents as it relates to music
    • To give them confidence in sharing music with others

Worship

    • Expressing our love for God in many musical ways
    • Studying the scriptural forms of worship and praise

Singing:

  • vocal projection
  • breathing, pitch
  • tone
  • line
  • melodic contour
  • color
  • harmony
  • blending
  • music
  • rhythm & beat
  • melody and harmony (chords)
  • dynamics

Theory

  • tempo
  • muscial notation
  • sight-reading
  • texture
  • expression
  • line
  • style
  • instrumentation
  • tone color

Exploration

  • eras of music (music history)
  • styles of music
  • music of different cultures
  • composition and creativity

Instruments:

  • learning to play recorders
  • learning to read music
  • perform & create rhythms on instruments
  • recognizing families of instruments
  • creating our own instruments

Movement:

  • feeling the beat
  • allowing the body to express music with:
  • actions
  • dance
  • choreography

Performance:

  • confidencestage presence
  • focus
  • attention to the director