Elementary General Classroom Music
Each student meets weekly for a general music class. In
a spiral, sequential approach, beginning in kindergarten, children
strive toward the following objectives:
Playing classroom instruments
Learning musical notation
Understanding musical form
Relating music to cultural diversity and historical development
Comparing music to other disciplines
Developing aesthetic criteria
Rolling Hills Elementary Chorus
All students in fifth and sixth grade are given the opportunity
to perform in a large choral group. Chorus extends, refinesand enriches the basic skills that are taught in the curriculum.A concert is presented in Winter and Spring.
Council Rock Elementary District Chorus
Through an audition process involving tests of pitch,
rhythm and tonal memory, a District Chorus experience is offered
to talented students already involved in their school chorus. Evening
rehearsals culminate in participation in an all-district concert.
COUNCIL ROCK MUSIC CURRICULUM
The primary purpose of the Council Rock music curriculum is to provide and
maintain a program of music education that will benefit all students.
Individual abilities, interests and needs are met through the availability
of instruction and curriculum, which include classroom general music,
instrumental music, vocal instruction, performing groups, and through special
Continuing efforts are made to discover aptitudes and
encourage development of those abilities.
Emphasis on the fundamentals of
music are stressed through a conceptual approach which utilizes study,
composition, analysis, listening, and performance of selected music
Representative repertoire will include music of a wide range of
period, styles, cultures, forms, composers, and technology.
MENC NATIONAL MUSIC STANDARDS
Singing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of
Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
Composing and arranging music with specific guidelines.
Reading and notating music.
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
Evaluating music and music performances.
Understanding relationships between music, the arts, and other disciplines
outside the arts.
Understanding music in relation to history and culture.