Introduction of differing musical tempi, tones, terms and expressions.
Matching movement to sounds, composing singable sentences and identifying songs which are for specific purposes such as birthdays, holidays, and liturgical services.
Furthering musical narrative with story songs, rounds and learning how we respond to our world through musical expression.
How moods are communicated through music and how practicing song and movement improves our performing it.
Introduction of solfege singing and hand signs, and partner songs.
Learning to identify the uses of specific music in daily or special events as well as in liturgical celebrations.
Planning and participating in the music for First Reconciliation services.
Learning how to respond to a performance with appropriate audience behavior.
Learning how to talk about music using Musical terminology.
How sounds are produced in differing instrument families.
Basic notation values and their corresponding rests, and an introduction of learning to sing harmony through culturally diverse song literature.
What is a composer?
What is a musician?
How is music created by them and by each of us?
Choral festival participation in conjunction with fifth grade.
Identifying how various cultures in California influence music in our State.
How do we evaluate our own musical performances before and after practicing?
Introduction to the recorder.
Choral festival participation in conduction with fourth grade.
Reading/performing music as a large ensemble both vocally and with recorders.
Focusing on how music has a vital role in community and liturgical events.
What makes a piece of music a work of art?
What makes a piece of music exemplary?
Group instrument participation and introduction of accompanying other singers or musicians.
Performing multiple vocal line singing, and expanding of vocal literature.
Cantor preparation and participation in helping to lead student masses.
Performing music from diverse genres and cultures.
Musical papers, projects , and presentations focusing on a variety of themes including America specific musical genres, iconic musicians, and mentoring younger musicians.
Identifying musical careers and how music is adapted for use in film, video, radio, and television.
A full Spring musical theater production.