Music - Ms. Jennifer Anderson
Information from NC Dept of Public Instruction:
Basis for Music
has always been part of our lives. It is deeply imbedded in our
existence, adding depth and dimension to our environment, exalting the
human spirit, and contributing in important ways to our quality of life.
Music is one of the primary ways we learn about ourselves, others,
actions and consequences, and traditions and beliefs. Music is one of
the fundamental ways human beings create and communicate meanings. All
students, regardless of age, cultural heritage, ability, or financial
circumstances, should participate fully in the highest quality musical
strands define the major elements of music that are relevant across
grade levels and provide unifying threads of understanding supported by
the goals and objectives of the SCS. Creating, Performing, Responding,
and Understanding are the strands in which all aspects of music can be
- Creating: Refers to expressing ideas and feelings through improvising, composing, or arranging music.
Refers to presenting or demonstrating an existing work, informally or
formally; a process that calls upon the technical, expressive, and
interpretive skills of the learner.
- Responding: Refers to listening, analyzing, critiquing, describing, evaluating, and moving to musical works.
Refers to synthesizing knowledge of music in relation to history,
culture, heritage, other content areas, ideas, and life-long learning.
To learn more about Music Education visit North Carolina Department of Public Instruction: http://www.ncpublicschools.org