Our goals in Grades 4-6 are to develop an aesthetic sensitivity within the child and nurture a life long enjoyment and confidence in their exploration of music. Performance is a part of the program but not emphasized as the end-all objective, but rather the culmination of all concepts.
The performing arts program at this level is in part, founded upon the methodology of Carl Orff. Orff Schulwerk is "Music for Children," an interrelated music, movement and speech concept. Students learn music in a classroom environment based on the way they naturally communicate, using their voices to speak and sing and their bodies to move and dance.
The curriculum also addresses the study of basic music theory, recorder, ukulele, and percussion playing. They develop an appreciation of music from classical to jazz, Broadway to Rock and Roll.