Music - Ms. Jennifer Anderson


Information from NC Dept of Public Instruction:

Basis for Music
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 experiences possible.

The 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 defined:

  • Creating: Refers to expressing ideas and feelings through improvising, composing, or arranging music.
  • Performing: 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.
  • Understanding: 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: