Music

MUSIC DEPARTMENT DATES TO REMEMBER:

12/12/12, 7:00 PM–MTMS & LRIS Orchestra Concert, HS Auditorium
12/13/12, 7:00 PM–LRIS Band & MTMS Jazz Band Concert, HS Auditorium
12/18/12, 7:00 PM–MTMS Band & Chorus Concert, HS Auditorium
2/22/13–4th Annual MTSD Choral Music Clinic, HS Auditorium
5/7/13, 7:30 PM–MTHS & MTMS Jazz Band Concert, HS Auditorium
5/13/13, 7:00 PM–MTMS & LRIS Orchestra Concert, HS Auditorium
5/14/13, 7:oo PM–MTMS Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, & Chamber String Ensemble Concert, HS Auditorium
5/23/13, 7:00 PM–MTMS & LRIS Band Concert, HS Auditorium
5/24/13–MTMS All-School Music Assembly, HS Auditorium

GENERAL MUSIC CURRICULUM OVERVIEW:

Seventh grade music seeks to act as a bridge between elementary and high school classroom music by exploring and discovering a wide variety of music through listening, performing, sharing, and creating. The course objectives include: identifying and using the seven musical elements, intelligently describing and discussing different kinds of music, recognizing various musical time periods and examples of music from each historical era, and exploring musical current events happening all over the world. Designed to be project based, students will complete a variety of different tasks throughout the quarter to demonstrate their understanding of the course objectives. Composing, group performance, creating an advertising campaign, and developing a song using the musical software GarageBand are all part of an active and collaborative curriculum.

8th Grade Music is a 9-week general music class that incorporates elements of music theory, music history, and music performance.  Goals for the class include: learning to read music for guitar, including chord symbols and individual notes; playing the guitar in contrasting styles, including classical, folk, rock, and blues; performing guitar music individually, in small groups, and as a class; learning about the history of American music; learning about the process of composition, composing original music using technology.

STAFF:
7TH GRADE GENERAL MUSIC
Mrs. Rachel Swank

8TH GRADE GENERAL MUSIC
Mrs. Samantha Haldeman

ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR
Mr. Frank Caravella

BAND DIRECTOR
Mr. Scott Siegel

CHORAL DIRECTORS
Mrs. Samantha Haldeman
Mrs. Rachel Swank