Standard 1.1 - THE CREATIVE PROCESSActivities students will participate in : improvisation with rhythm instruments, student led movements to songs, song writing and theory, singingStandard 1.2- HISTORY OF THE ARTS AND CULTUREActivities students will participate in: Study of music, dance and culture of other lands, sing and dance to seasonal and holiday songs. Study of composers and classical music.Standard 1.3- PERFORMANCEActivities students will participate in: students will learn performance skills such as proper vocal projection and stage voice, how to put on a musical play and proper performance vocabulary, proper vocal production when singing, following music and recognizing music symbols. Each year the students participate in a musical production
Standard 1.4 - AESTHETIC RESPONSE AND METHODOLOGIES-Students are taught proper audience behavior. This is emphasized during chorus rehearsals, classroom rehearsals, assembly programs and musical production rehearsals. Students frequently critique their own performance and the performances of others. Students attend a professional theatrical/musical production each year!