Middle School – Music

Middle School: Music

Click on a tab below to view the standards/guidelines for a particular level of the Middle School Music program.


Sixth Grade

Music: Sixth Grade

Exploratory Classes or Extracurricular Activities:
• Beginning Band
• Beginning Orchestra
• Choir
• Bell Choir
• Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation is an exploratory course that emphasizes the following:
• Individual and group work
• Music theory and history
• Basic composition and notation
• Planning music for liturgy
• Western music study (composers, genres, American music, musical theater)
• Journal writing about musical examples
• Non-Western music study (culture, history, differences from Western music)
• Improvisation skills
• Comparing music with art

Seventh Grade

Music: Seventh Grade

Exploratory Classes or Extracurricular Activities:
• Beginning/Advanced Band
• Beginning/Advanced Orchestra
• Choir
• Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation is an exploratory course that emphasizes the following:
• Individual and group work
• Music theory and history
• Intermediate composition and notation
• Planning music for liturgy
• Western music study (composers, genres, American music, musical theater)
• Journal writing about musical examples
• Non-Western music study (culture, history, differences from Western music)
• Improvisation skills
• Comparing music with art

Eighth Grade

Music: Eighth Grade

Exploratory Classes or Extracurricular Activities:
• Beginning/Advanced Band
• Beginning/Advanced Orchestra
• Choir
• Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation is an exploratory course that emphasizes the following:
• Individual and group work
• Music theory and history
• Advanced composition and notation
• Planning music for liturgy
• Western music study (composers, genres, American music, musical theater)
• Journal writing about musical examples
• Non-Western music study (culture, history, differences from Western music)
• Improvisation skills
• Comparing music with art


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