• Classroom Music classes (as well as Band, Chorus and Orchestra) will look a little different for the 2020-21 school year.

    Mr. Camp will be working with each grade level for one trimester of the year, so 6th grade students will not start the year with Music classes.

    At this point, Music classes are scheduled for the Spring trimester. Please check back for updates.

    The information below represents what our schedule and curriculum would look like if our Arts classes were following the standard schedule:

    Sixth grade students at EMS attend general music classes for one quarter of the school year, with classes meeting on a daily basis (or possibly one semester every other day).

    We use the National Core Arts Standards and Common Core Standards to assess our units of study.

    There are 4 main Arts standards: Performing, Creating, Responding and Connecting.

    These assessments can be found, for each student, on our "Jumprope" grade reporting system.

    Performing - The keyboard lab allows students to work individually, or as a group, while learning about music fundamentals and basic piano keyboarding technique.

    Creating - Students write an original piece of music using the "Noteflight" music software program.

    Music Theory lessons are used to introduce, review and reinforce all concepts for performing and creating.

    Responding - We will also listen to and analyze exemplary pieces of piano music as we discuss the techniques that go into a quality performance or composition.

    Connecting - A "Musical" is a play that also includes singing and dancing. We use this to discuss America's contribution to world theater. For 6th grade classes we have chosen the film "The Music Man".