September 28, 2016
5th Grade — Music

Students learn to use their artistic vision, voices, and bodies with honest expression to tell stories and to 
convey emotions and ideas. Weekly visits to specialists’ classrooms encourage creative problem solving and reinforce the importance of community. Middle school students have a before school orchestra and electives in composition and instrumental music.


  • Singing in a variety of styles, harmonization, use of solfeggio as a tool for recognition of pitch function


  • Ensemble skills, subdivision of complex rhythms, execution of rhythms as acquired both visually and aurally, improvisation, orchestration


  • In school performances, 5/6 Jazz Band, Rock Band, Orchestra, and student-led groups