Music 6
At this grade level, students study the music theory and practice in the intermediate level, by performing two and three part songs and classical music pieces with wider tone range. The students learn about musical styles more comprehensively. The goals of the sixth grade music course are: to improve the students’ general knowledge through the variety of music literature analyzed during the classes, to prepare to attend instrumental music events and to prepare for participation into the winter and spring performances/musicals through practice classes in individual and choral singing.
Music 7
Young students develop their understanding of music theory and practice. Performing practice is extended to singing and playing the musical instruments. Students learn instrumental techniques, music literacy, theory, sight-reading skills. Students with previous knowledge and interest in the field are actively involved in class presentations and performances. The goals of the music course are: to improve the students’ general knowledge through a variety of music literature analyzed during the classes; to attend instrumental music events; and to prepare for participation in the performances/musicals through practice classes in individual and group singing and playing.
Music 8
At this grade level students learn more about music through listening, discussing, and required written research. Musical styles are explored in greater detail. Included in the curriculum are musical styles from the Middle Ages, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Impressionist periods, as well as Jazz, Rock, and contemporary popular music. The goals of the eighth grade music class are: to improve the students’ general knowledge through a variety of music literature analyzed during the classes; to prepare to attend instrumental music events; to learn sight singing, proper singing technique, blending with other voices, and part singing; and to increase performing skills by playing instrumental accompaniment to vocals.