General Music Class Overview
Music of China Unit:
Students will learn the history of Chinese culture and the instruments associated with its folk traditions. Students will create a Chinese opera mask, character story, and a melody to accompany it.
Students will examine what really makes music in a non-traditional way. Students in this unit will bring in their own "instruments" in the form of things like kitchen utensils, school supplies, etc. to create a staged performance of a STOMP routine.
Broadway Musical Theater Unit
Students will explore how the Broadway Musical genre uses song and dance to communicate a story and characterization through a choreographed and sung performance of a broadway scene.
Film Score Unit:
Students will learn how to arrange music in GarageBand for a movie scene of their choosing. Students will analyze how different film scores can help tell the story and shift the emotional content of the events going on in the scene.