Music

General Music

The General Music classes are using the Yamaha, Music In Education (M.I.E.) Program. M.I.E. creates a classroom music program that provides a contemporary focus to the musical and curricular traditions of the general music classroom. The curriculum is sequential and comprehensive. Built upon musical concepts and experiences, the curriculum is designed to systematically provide students with musical knowledge that they can use to express their own creativity. Each component of the curriculum materials, teaching strategies, listening, and review and quiz, provides a structured and comprehensive musical experience that relates to the systematic acquisition of musical skills and concepts rather than random usage.

The classroom is set up with 15 Yamaha keyboards. The students develop a sense of pride and ownership through the use of individual keyboards, therefore care is usually taken to preserve the equipment by the student.

Classroom Guidelines

  1. Please do not touch any keyboard but the one you are assigned.
  2. Do not unplug any chords from the keyboards.
  3. Do not write on the keyboards or the music, tables or covers.
  4. No gum, candy or drinks in the music classroom.
  5. Be respectful to fellow students and teachers at all times.

Band

Our intent at Northside is to provide the highest quality instrumental music instruction found anywhere. This short syllabus will give you an idea of what your child will be learning on a daily basis:

  • Daily instruction on basic music theory. This concentrates on note reading, musical terms, and music structure.
  • Music history as it relates to performance music.
  • Music technique instruction. This often involves much repetition and rehearsal.
  • Performance techniques.
  • Concentrated work on music sight reading, counting and interpretation.
  • Special attention is given to music listening skills.

Instructional materials are as follows:

  • Beginning, intermediate or advanced method book is used every day.
  • Computer music theory programs are used as needed.
  • Sheet music of different difficulties is used.
  • Recordings of musical compositions are played as necessary.

Expectations of music students:

  • Arrive at class with instrument and music ready to play every day.
  • Have proper materials for their instrument every day. (pencil, reeds, oil, etc.)
  • Proper behavior in the classroom.

Your teacher:

  • Will be on task every day.
  • Will encourage, support, and push to get your child to do his/her best every day.

How your child is graded:

  • Daily class participation
  • Performance etiquette
  • Written & playing tests

Concerts:

  • Concerts are designed to showcase what a student has learned in a given time.
  • Concerts show how will a group of students has worked together to achieve a goal.
  • Concerts build confidence in a student's ability to perform in front of an audience.
  • A concert is the achievement of a goal. When a student plays a concert it shows that they have accomplished a goal.
  • A feeling of pride.

Choirs

Remember to:

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Insert Your Voice
  • No gum
  • Goals Need Teamwork

The Sixth Grade Titan Choir is under the direction of Vicki Jeffers. Each day we concentrate on warming up vocally and physically to prepare ourselves to sing properly. We will also be working on vocal techniques such as sight singing, proper air and voice control, music theory, and many activities for the beginning singer. This choir performs in several concerts throughout the school year with the Spring Concert being their last and most involved of the year.

Choir Classroom Guidelines

  • Our instructional time is important and students need to be in the classroom. The restroom should be used between classes and passes will not be given out except in the case of an emergency.
  • All the materials students need are in the classroom therefore locker passes will not be given out.
  • We all have voices in training so let's remember to be kind to one another. Respect everyone in the classroom.
  • As the class is usually rather large it is important for students to stay in their seats unless asked to move around the room by the director or accompanist.
  • The choir room equipment is rather expensive therefore we ask that students refrain from touching the stereo, piano or electronic piano.
  • It is rather hard to sing properly with things in your mouth, therefore no candy or gum is allowed in the choir classroom.
  • The director, whomever that is at any given time, is here to help make your learning experience the best it can be. Be respectful to that person.
  • Please take proper care of the music and folders loaned to you throughout the year. Do not write on, fold, spindle (whatever that is) or mutilate the music or folders.
  • Maintain proper singing posture at all times while singing. This will only make your vocal experience more pleasant.

Orchestra

Our intent at Northside is to provide the highest quality instrumental music instruction found anywhere. This short syllabus will give you an idea of what your child will be learning on a daily basis:

  • Daily instruction on basic music theory. This concentrates on note reading, musical terms, and music structure.
  • Music history as it relates to performance music.
  • Music technique instruction. This often involves much repetition and rehearsal.
  • Performance techniques.
  • Concentrated work on music sight reading, counting and interpretation.
  • Special attention is given to music listening skills.

Instructional materials are as follows:

  • Beginning, intermediate or advanced method book is used every day.
  • Computer music theory programs are used as needed.
  • Sheet music of different difficulties is used.
  • Recordings of musical compositions are played as necessary.

Expectations of music students:

  • Arrive at class with instrument and music ready to play every day.
  • Have proper materials for their instrument every day. (pencil, reeds, oil, etc.)
  • Proper behavior in the classroom.
  • Have signed practice sheet for teacher on Friday.

Your teacher:

  • Will be on task every day.
  • Will encourage, support, and push to get your child to do his/her best every day.

How your child is graded:

  • Daily class participation
  • Performance etiquette
  • Written & playing tests

Concerts:

  • Concerts are designed to showcase what a student has learned in a given time.
  • Concerts show how will a group of students has worked together to achieve a goal.
  • Concerts build confidence in a student's ability to perform in front of an audience.
  • A concert is the achievement of a goal. When a student plays a concert it shows that they have accomplished a goal.
  • A feeling of pride.

Teachers

Music
     
    Mr. Anton
 aanton@muncieschools.org
 Chairperson    Mrs. Jeffers  vjeffers@muncieschools.org
     Mrs. Mizelle  dmizelle@muncieschools.org