Welcome To Music at Evergreen Mill Elementary School!Mrs. Wendy Testa and Mrs. Beth SamsonMUSIC COURSE SYLLABUSThe Loudoun County elementary music curriculum consists of a well-planned sequence of developmentally appropriate experiences leading to clearly defined skills and knowledge. The program is designed to actively involve students of all learning modalities using materials carefully selected for their aesthetic value.Students in Kindergarten through grade five participate in music class twice a week. The fourth and fifth grade students study the recorder. The music department prepares a Veterans Day program in which the entire student body participates. The first, third and fifth grades each perform a grade level program. The kindergarten classes perform at the VolunteerBreakfast. Fifth grade may choose to participate in Python Singers, our school chorus.Follow us on instagram @ python_musicians. We are very cautious who we allow to follow us. If you are a parent or student who wants to follow, please make sure we can recognize your name. Thank you.The Loudoun County curriculum is aligned with the National Standards for Arts Education and the Virginia Standards of Learning for Music.
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, 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 (THE PAST)
& 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