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  • Welcome to Music at Lowes Island Elementary School!

     

    The Loudoun County elementary music curriculum consists of a well-planned sequence of developmentally appropriate experiences leading to clearly defined skills and knowledge. The program is designed to actively involve students of all learning modalities using materials carefully selected for their aesthetic value. The Loudoun County curriculum is aligned with theNational Standards for Arts Educationand theVirginia Standards of Learning.Music activities include many opportunities for students to sing, play instruments, move to music, listen and analyze, learn musical notation, create, and perform.

     

    MAIN TOPICS:

    Singing a varied repertoire of music
    Performing on instruments
    Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
    Composing and arranging music within specific guidelines
    Reading and notating music
    Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
    Evaluating music and music performances
    Understanding relationships between music, the arts, and disciplines outside the arts
    Understanding music in relation to history and culture

     

     

    Music at Lowes Island Elementary School

    Students in grades one through five receive two thirty minute sessions of music each week. During those sessions, students are exposed to a wide variety of music from differing cultures around the world. All classes will work on vocal technique, music literacy, movement, and performance with instruments. Students in grades 4-5 will play recorders. Students are always invited to express themselves creatively through music and during classroom activities.