Providing students with a variety of musical experiences and activities.
The major course emphasis provides students with a variety of musical experiences and activities. The course develops the following skills: singing, listening, music literacy, and playing classroom instruments. The course provides opportunities for growth in understanding the following musical elements: rhythm, melody, form, tempo, dynamics, timbre or tone color, harmony, expression, articulation, and style. The course also develops discrimination and critical judgment in music that is heard or produced, and encourages interest in music from diverse cultures and historical periods. Students perform in select concerts.