Music of China:
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.
Students will dive deeper into the GarageBand tools and use them to create a musical setting to a short poem, contextualizing the sound with what is happening with the text.