General Music Curriculum

Units of Study


  • Vocal Exploration and Beat
  • Fast & Slow, Loud & Soft
  • Sound & No Sound, Short and Long Sounds
  • High & Low, Question & Answer

First Grade

  • Rhythm: Read and Play
  • Singing Games Galore

Second Grade

  • Melodic Contour
  • The Orff Source I
  • Mr. Everybody’s Musical Apartment (Note Reading)

Third Grade

  • Mr. Everybody’s Musical Apartment (Note Reading cont.)
  • The Orff Source II
  • Traditional Folk Dance

Fourth Grade

  • Recorder Rocks! Level 1
  • Instruments of the Band and Orchestra
  • The Elements of Music and Game Design Project

Fifth Grade

  • Recorder Rocks! Level 2
  • Concert Design Project
  • Composition

Sixth Grade

  • Songwriting Project
  • Crash Can Band

Seventh Grade

  • Songwriting Project
  • ORFFestra

Eighth Grade

  • Songwriting Project
  • Marching Band Technique


Students will have several opportunities to perform throughout the school year. Live performance is an important part of being a musician and is a great way to celebrate the process of making music. CONCERT ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY for all students and does count toward their final grade. Students who are unable to attend day or evening concerts due to an excused absence, illness, family emergency, religious beliefs, etc. may complete an alternative project to make up their concert grade.