All students at Chapman attend general music class twice a week. In music class students have fun learning musical concepts through the integration of speech, song, movement, and performance. Students in grades 4 and 5 learn to play the recorder. Students in grades 4 and 5 can also participate in the Chapman Chorus.
Reed Clark: Grades K-5
National Standards for Music Education
- Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
- Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
- Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
- Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
- Reading and notating music.
- Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
- Evaluating music and music performances.
- Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
- Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
- All students will obtain musical literacy and the ability to understand and analyze age suitable music.
- Explore connections among visual arts, dance, theater and music.
- Receive exposure to diverse materials to help students develop appreciation and respect for diverse musical styles and techniques.
- Provide performance opportunities for all Chapman Students.
Creating, performing and responding to music are the fundamental music processes in which humans engage. Students, particularly in grades K-5, learn by doing. Singing, playing instruments, moving to music, and creating music enables students to acquire musical skills and knowledge that can’t be developed in any other discipline. Listening to, analyzing, and evaluating music are also important building blocks of musical learning. Learning to read and notate music provides children with the ability to explore music independently and socially. In addition, to participate fully in a diverse, global society, students must understand their own historical and cultural heritage and those of others within their communities and beyond. Because music is a basic expression of human culture, every student should have access to a balanced, comprehensive, and sequential program of study in music.
- Grades 4th & 5th: Soprano Recorder; Pocket Portfolio Folder with three metal fasteners in the center for attaching three hole punched papers; two pencils. The music teacher will send home a recorder order form for students wishing to order.