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Musi c

Maddi e Ol son
(262) 367-6011 x 2565
maddie.olson@universitylake.org

Course Descri pti on/Goal s:
Each student will be taught the National Standards for Music Education. I have broken down specific
vocabulary and concepts to provide a well-rounded artistic experience. When possible, I integrate
classroom standards and themes into my lessons to provide connections between the classroom and
the arts. Each category below is gradually introduced and expanded upon as they progress to the
next grade level.

Nati onal Standards of Musi c Educati on:
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Mel ody Sing and play melodic music (in-tune), read from treble and bass clef.
! In-Tune Singing
! Recorder Technique (third and fourth grade)
! Melodic Moves step, skip, leap, etc.
! Names of Notes on the Grand Staff

Rhythm Read, write, and perform specific rhythmic patterns while keeping a steady beat.
! Notation writing rhythms
! Strong and Weak Beats
! Meter 4/4, 3/4, 6/8

Harmony Sing and play in harmony.
! Rounds
! Vocal Ostinato
! Partner Songs
! Choral Accompaniment
! Concepts of Unison and Harmony


Form Recognize specific forms of music.
! ABA
! Verse, Chorus, Verse

Expressi ve El ements Understand and perform aspects of dynamics and tempo.
! Fast and Slow
! Crescendo and Decrescendo
! Dynamic Symbols

Creati vi ty Create and write melodies and songs for a variety of instruments and use creativity to
move to the music in an unstructured manner.
! Dramatization to Music teacher and student lead
! Rhythmic Improvisation
! Finale Compositions
! Multi-Instrument Compositions in Groups

Li steni ng Experience a wide variety of musical genres, culminating in an appreciation and
understanding of composers, compositions, periods of history, and the ability to identify pieces by
title and composer.
! Guided Listening Activities
! Movement and Dance
! Orchestral Instruments
! Mood
! Composer Study

Notati onal Terms and Symbol s Identify and apply notational symbols.
! Tie
! Grand Staff
! Crescendo and Decrescendo
! Fermata
! First and Second Endings

Expectati ons:
! Students will participate in class discussion and activities to the best of their ability.
! Students will respect all members of the class by being good listeners and kind classmates

Be Present Be Prepared Be Respectful

Concert Pol i cy:
! Students are required to attend concerts.
! Concert absences must be excused by Ms. Olson with a note from students
parent/guardian.

Contacti ng me:
Please feel free to come to Lower School Room 565 and see me when necessary. Otherwise, please
call and leave a message or email me.