Welcome to CountrysideCheck out our Twitter Page! Follow us @CESMusicLCPSMusic is an integral part of your child’s education. When we hear and play music, many functions of the brain are used simultaneously: hearing, memory, learning, motor control, emotional response and creativity. Scientific studies have shown over and over again that young people who have the opportunity to experience music benefit in many ways. Our music program focuses on four areas: singing, listening, movement, and playing instruments. Students in grades K through 5 attend music class two times each week for thirty minute periods.Please note- students in Kindergarten do not receive a report card grade for music. Students in grades 1-5 will have a minimum of 3 assessments per quarter and will receive a music grade each quarter.
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 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 and identify many compositional techniques in various styles of music. I can examine relationships among current evens, 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.