Pictures from the spring chorus program
MA MUSIC WEBPAGE
Don Greene, Music/Choral Director
Mary Louise Baker, High School Music Appreciation
THE FINE ARTS AND THE BRAIN: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
· A West Virginia Study found that students with more arts credits performed better on the ACT.
· California third graders who participated in a special arts program saw their reading scores improve by 87 points.
· The Dana Consortium found that art improves attention skills and that students who study music have better geometric reasoning.
· The book Studio Thinking links art education to skill-like persistence, vision, and engagement.
· Schools that have higher levels of student participation in the fine arts receive higher academic ratings and have lower drop-out rates.
MUSIC CLASSES OFFERED
- K-6 General Music
- 3-5 Lower School Chorus (after school)
- 6-8 Middle School Chorus
- High School Chorus
- Music Appreciation- College Credit
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MUSIC CLASS
Sixth grade students are now learning about the guitar and how to play a few basic chords. Knowing these chords will allow them to play hundreds of songs.
Here's a look at some of the other great things we are doing in our music department:
Students in Grades K-5 use the virtual music program called Quaver Music! Check out this website for a PDF version of the Curriculum Map. This Curriculum Map will inform you of what your child is studying/learning by grade level and lesson in music class. To see this information, copy and paste the address below in the address bar on your computer.
Marlboro Academy High School Choir
Marlboro Academy Middle School Choir
Marlboro Academy Lower School Choir
Marlboro Academy Music Curriculum Guide
Course Title/Grade: General Music Grades K-6, Middle School/High School Choir
Textbook(s): K-5 General Music- Quaver Music Curriculum (online music program)
6 Grade General Music- Instrument Exploration (recorder and guitar)
The Marlboro Academy Music Curriculum provides the foundation for quality music instruction for elementary, middle, and high school students and represents the core program for which all music courses are accountable. The curriculum has
· To clearly articulate what every student should know, understand, and be able to do in music in each specialization (general and choral) and at each level;
· To align with the current National Standards for Music;
· To reduce the breadth of music content at each specialization and level so that concepts can be explored in greater depth.
In elementary music (K-6), students focus on singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing, reading and notating music, as well as analyzing, evaluating and integrating music with other academic disciplines. This skill‐based approach spirals learning through each grade level and continues through the secondary levels and more advanced musical studies. There is a Lower School Choir available to all students in grades 3-5 who have passed an audition. This class meets two days a week after school.
The Middle/High School Music program is a natural continuation of the general music programs at the elementary level. High School/Middle School Choir is available to all students who have passed an audition as an elective (high school only).