Age: Typically girls in Grades 2–4
Musical Gathering: Students will participate in a musical activity involving dance or movement. The musical gathering will reinforce concepts of rhythm, beat, and form.
Welcoming Song: Students will sing a welcoming song. The welcoming song will promote community among students, strengthen individual and collective pitch matching capabilities, and encourage musical independence.
Music Games and Activities: Students will participate in a variety of games and activities. Musical play will be a central component of every class.
Building Community: Students will establish a safe classroom community so that they may explore their talent in a supportive and creative environment.
General Music Education and Ear Training: Students will learn musical terms, rhythmic dictation, solfege, sight-singing, and the use of Curwen hand signs.
Repertoire: Students will learn a variety of age appropriate songs in preparation for upcoming concerts. The repertoire will synthesize musical skills learned in class.