Music in middle schools

Middle schools offer music classes as electives. The elective program is divided into two categories:

 

Standard electives

Standard electives are based on curricula that have been written and approved by the district and are more traditional in nature. They usually have instructors that are specialists in that particular elective area.

  • Band
    • Beginning, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced, Jazz
  • Chorus
    • Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Orchestra
    • Beginning, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced

Alternative electives

Alternative electives are special interest electives that provide learning opportunities for students based on student interest, faculty expertise and community involvement. These are courses that are designed and implemented by the school and teaching staff at each school site to support and expand the regular curriculum.

  • Beginning Guitar
  • Music Exploratory
  • Keyboard
  • Creative Music Technology

For specific course information and descriptions you may download the Middle School Program of Studies.

 

Middle School ensembles generally present several public concerts throughout the school year. Check with individual teachers for concert schedules. The more advanced groups also often participate in area festival concerts and large group festivals. See the .

 

Festivals and honor groups

Middle school students have several opportunities to participate in festivals and honor groups for band, orchestra, choir and more. More »

 


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