General Music  
    Program of Studies 




    All students in grades K-5 receive music instruction twice weekly for thirty minutes. 


    Our General Music program is based on the Loudoun County Elementary Music Curriculum, which is aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.  The five strands are:
       1. Music Theory/Literacy
       2. Performance
       3. Music History & Cultural Context
       4. Analysis, Evaluation, & Critique
       5. Aesthetics  



    Assessments in General Music are standards-based and performance-based.  The following key should be used to indicate a student’s acquisition of skills and content taught, effort exhibited, and demonstration of appropriate behavior and safe practices:
    4/E – Exceeds Standard
    3/M – Meets Standard
    2/P – Progressing Towards Standard
    1/B – Below Standard