The Music Curriculum

The heart of the music curriculum for elementary music is based on a "Scope and Sequence" document which provides a detailed sequential map of learning objectives and skills taught in grades K-5. The music standards specify some of the important benchmarks of a quality elementary music program, but represent only a partial listing of all that is taught and accomplished in music classes.   


Music Standards  for TCSD#1 Elementary Music

Kindergarten

 1) Students will create music using instruments or voice to accompany a poem or story.

2) Students will develop music reading skills by responding to a visual representation of sound and silence.

First Grade

1) Students will develop instrumental skills by performing a bordun on mallet instruments.

2) Students will develop music reading skills by reading and performing quarter note, quarter rest, and two eighth note rhythms.

Second Grade

1) Students will develop vocal skills by demonstrating the ability to match pitch to Do, Re, Mi, Sol, and La.

2) Students will create music by improvising a musical answer to a given musical question.

Third Grade

1) Students will develop music reading skills by identifying pitches in the treble clef.

2) Students demonstrate an understanding of basic musical terminology by matching given terms with their definitions.

Fourth Grade

1) Students list four terms that music and visual arts have in common

2) Students will demonstrate their understanding of music in relation to culture by identifying music from various cultures.

3) Students will perform on recorder using the notes G, A, B , demonstrating basic recorder technique.

Fifth Grade

1) Students will perform a passage from a musical piece being prepared for a performance with appropriate technique, musical expression, and stage presence.

2) Students demonstrate an understanding of basic musical terminology by matching given terms with their definitions

3) Students will demonstrate the ability to distinguish music from two distinct music eras by answering questions in a multiple-choice format.