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    Welcome to the Music Room!
     
    The music program is a vital component to the community of learners at Kenneth W. Culbert Elementary School. Stay tuned for information throughout the year about upcoming musical events.  
     
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    Students in grades one through five receive music instruction twice a week, for thirty minutes each time. The music curriculum focuses instruction on the General Education Curriculum and the Virginia Music Standards of Learning which include the following elements: 
    Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture, Form, Expression, Timbre, Movement, Technology, Vocabulary & Genre.
    Pitch:  Melody, Harmony & Tonality
    Duration:  Beat, Meter & Rhythm
    Expressive QualitiesDynamics, Tempo & Articulation
    Design:Texture, Form & Structure
    Tone Color:  Vocal & Instrumental
    Style and Background: Cultural & Historical Context
     
    Virginia Music Standards of Learning

     

    Music Theory:  IDEAS, CONCEPTS, SYSTEMS, RULES & Literacy:  READING, WRITING

    • I can read and write music.
    • I can use my thinking skills to analyze and understand how music is organized. 

    Performance:  PRESENTATION, ACT, RECITAL, SHOW, MUSICAL PIECE

    • I can sing, play instruments, improvise, compose, and move to music. 
    • I can perform music.
    • I can understand and use music technology, materials, and equipment.

    Music History Cultural Context: IDEAS AND BELIEFS SHARED BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE

    • I can understand music as it relates to history and how it fits into culture.
    • I can understand characteristics in major historical periods of music
    • I can identify many compositional techniques in various styles of music.
    • I can examine relationships among current events, technology, and society.   

    Analysis Evaluation, and Critique:  EXAMINE, STUDY, INVESTIGATE, EXPLORE, REVIEW, ASSESS

    • I can listen to, respond to, reflect on, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and critique music. 

    Aesthetics:  ARTISTIC, VISUAL, APPEALING, BEAUTIFUL

    • I can recognize and reflect on the emotional, physical, and intellectual qualities of music. 
    • I can understand the meaning of music to the human experience through cultural perspectives by experiencing and evaluating musical compositions and performances. 
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    Music objectives are taught through singing, playing, moving and improvising. Students learn to read and write musical notationDescribing and analyzing music are two more important skills taught as well as active listening.  The use and development of the singing voice is vital component of the music program.  Students will have the opportunity to play the world music drums, autoharp, recorder, xylophone and a variety of percussion instruments. Cultural music is another main component in the music room.  In addition, all students will learn about the lives and music of composers and performing artists. All skills are taught in a planned, sequential order to maximize each child's success while using the array of music materials available in the music room.  Music lessons are planned in accordance with National Music Standards, Virginia State Standards and the objectives found in Loudoun County's Elementary music curriculum.
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