US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Program

Music

The music program provides students in each grade level with the opportunity to perform, to create, and to listen to music with understanding. An understanding of music is gained through sequential development of concepts based on the elements of music. These elements include rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, form, expression, history and style and composition and performance.

In addition, students have opportunities to experience and make connections with music across the elementary curriculum. To achieve this, all students experience how music has its roots and purposes in various aspects of our lives and its different cultures, traditions, festivals, careers and life situations. Connections are also made with music and the subjects of math, science, language arts, social studies, visual art and character education, as appropriate in each grade.

All students will have the opportunity to develop their Catholic identity and deepen their faith through the experience of preparing hymns and music for liturgical celebrations within the school community.