The US1 Music I course is a year long course that focuses on developmentally appropriate experiences leading to more refined skills and knowledge in theory and composition, music history, instrumental and vocal music, and music as it relates to the world beyond our classroom. The program is designed to actively involve students using materials carefully selected for their aesthetic value. Students will have many opportunities to sing, play instruments, move to music, listen and analyze, learn musical notation, create, and perform. Students will grow an appreciation for music as well as develop a clear understanding of the importance of music in our society, in order to become a well-rounded and empathetic learners.
- Identify and accurately use musical notation through a variety of activities
- Experience, recognize, respond to, read, notate, perform, and create rhythms and rhythmic patterns in a variety of meters
- Recognize, identify, and respond to expressive elements of music, including dynamics, tempo, and articulation, and perform music with appropriate expressive qualities
- Demonstrate improvisation technique.
- Experience and respond to music of various styles and genres from a variety of cultures
- Respond to musical experiences and create movement, using developmentally appropriate movement and dramatization.
- Experience collaboration and continue to build on sharing responsibility, compromising and accomplishing common goals.
- Make connections between music concepts and other areas of learning, such as history, math, literature, art, science, and theatre.