Music, Music, Music!

Welcome our Student Teacher...Ms. Lindmark!

Miss Lindmark is a senior music education major at Bob Jones University. She is from upstate New York in the village of Bath, a beautiful small town in the Finger Lakes region. Her experience in voice, clarinet, and piano is the product of her lifelong passion for music and education. She has had a number of opportunities to share this passion with children, including two summers teaching music and drama to children in a summer youth theatre program. She purposes to use her abilities and experiences to share the contagious joy of music making with those around her.

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5th Grade Field Trip

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

On Friday, March 24, 2017 all of our 5th Graders went on a picnic and to The Peace Center in Greenville for an Instrumental Extravanganza! We prepared by learning about the music we would hear, including music by Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachmusik (A Little Night Music). We also learned about the Musical Director and Conductor, Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, who defected to America from The Soviet Union in 1990 after his Russian Orchestra played their first concert in the United States right here in Greenville, despite the threat of his country to kill his family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNpzPgoS-X4

This concert was sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Council, which helped us have a free trip without paying for tickets or transportation, which was covered by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra! We hope that many of our 5th Graders will go on to continue their Music Education in Middle School next year.

We were lucky to have a photographer take pictures of our classes with his drone. If you use this link, please credit his company, as I told him we would...CharlestonAirPhotography.com and/or CharlestonAirPhotography@gmail.com

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ieGh4XTtMSRnFaQlpsTWljcVk/view?usp=sharing


What We Are Doing In Music...

5K Classes

Our current unit this year is Melody. We have learned:

  • Melodies move up and down.
  • To demonstrate how melodies move up and down by moving and singing to music.

Our next unit will be Meter. We will learn:

  • Music notes are grouped in beats of 2, 3, and 4.
  • To perform movements and music in patterns of 2, 3, and 4.
  • To move and sing melodies.

1st Grade Classes

Our current unit this year is Lines and Spaces. We have learned:

  • Music notes are placed on lines and in spaces.
  • So is on a line. Mi is on the line below it.

Our next unit will be Melody. We will learn:

  • Melodies move up and down.
  • To demonstrate how melodies move up and down by moving and singing to music.
  • To play Orff instruments (xylophones).

2nd Grade Classes

Our current unit this year is Melody. We have learned:

  • Melodies move up and down.
  • To demonstrate how melodies move up and down by moving and singing to music.

Our next unit will be World Music. We will learn:

  • Greater awareness of music from different parts of the world.
  • To identify and sing songs from other countries.
  • About instruments from other countries.
  • Aspects of the the culture of other lands.
  • To play instruments from other lands.

3rd Grade Classes

Our current unit this year is singing. We have learned:

  • To perform a call and response song.
  • Name the 4 singing voices: Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.
  • Recognize the range of instruments and voices.

Our next unit will be Melody. We will learn:

  • Melodies move up and down.
  • To demonstrate how melodies move up and down by moving and singing to music.
  • Play rhythm and Orff instruments (xylophones).

4th Grade Classes

Our current unit this year is singing. We have learned:

  • To Identify high and low voices.
  • Define and sing a descant.
  • To define octave.
  • Add fa to our Kodaly hand signs.

Our next unit will be Melody. We will learn:

  • Melodies move up and down.
  • To demonstrate how melodies move up and down by moving and singing to music.
  • To play drum rhythms.

5th Grade Classes

Our current unit this year is Rhythm. We have learned:

  • Eighth and sixteenth note rhythms.
  • How these rhythms are used in Reggae Music.
  • To describe key elements of a Reggae Song.

Our next unit will be singing. We will learn:

  • To recognize SATB choral music.
  • To explore the 4 voices-Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.
  • To describe unison vs. part-singing.
  • To play keyboards.

This has been a great year in Music Class at Alexander Elementary as we continue to explore

Music, Music, Music!