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Music

Music education helps students to perform better academically. We offer violin, choral, Orff and Rythmic Studies classes during the early stages of Elementary School. During 4th Grade students spend a Quarter in Choir, Band, Orchestra and Drama, so that in Middle School they may choose choose whether they wish to deepen their study of their voice in the choir, a wind or percussion instrument in the band, or a stringed instrument in the orchestra.

All students at The Village School interact with music throughout their educational career, and dependent on their interest and level of expertise, many participate in After School Music offerings as well.

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The goals for a student in music education programs include:

  1. Musical Fluency in the standard Literature and Repertoire of Music, as well as the abstract language of music.

  2. Develop the individual students understanding of the Cultural Aesthetic and Value of Music throughout world cultures and traditions

  3. Develop students understanding of the elements of Music through rigorous study, participation in performance ensembles and active listening.

  4. Learning to apply acquired knowledge and skills in the work and vocation of life after school. 

The Village School Music Department faculty uses TEKS to form the basis of all Music Education on Campus, focussed in ensemble based performance classes and developed through the use of the Juilliard Creative Classroom. Our students will explore the following Strands and Standards of Arts Education in Music:

  1. Perception - The initial tools of Musical Arts Education: Vocabulary, elements, concepts, and music principles.

  2. Creative Expression and Performance - The “making of music” which encompasses active participation with and exploration of “Musical Repertoire and Literature”, performance (Solo or in groups), reading and writing music during the creative and interpretive process as composer and performer.

  3. Historical and Cultural Aesthetic and Heritage - The connections to various societies, cultures, heritage and time periods made through music performance, academic study and active participation give students insight into the events, cultural highlights and influences of composers, their creations and the ability to preserve both composer intent and cultural interpretation of music studied.

  4. Reflection and Response - Criteria and Markschemes developed of the course of studies and assessment help students learn to confidently and credibly compare, contrast, synthesize and evaluate personal, cultural and traditional works of music.

Music in the Elementary School

Students actively participate in Music Education four times per week, studying Vocal, Violin, Rhythm and Voice. They also have opportunities to participate in specialized after school classes and private Music Lessons.

4th Grade Rotation

The 4th Grade is the most important transition year between Elementary and Middle School. Each student in the 4th Grade will spend a quarter in: String Ensemble, Choir, Drama and either Wood- Wind, Brass or Percussion Sectionals.

5th Grade

Students choose to either join the Band (Winds, Percussion), String Orchestra or Choir.

6th-8th Grade

Students in the 6th-8th grades will have the opportunity to take various ensemble based performance classes including: Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Choir and “Team Time” class periods which include our Show Choir, Percussion ensembles and Spirit Band.

High School Music

Students in the High School have opportunities to take both performance based, and academic based Music courses both during the school day and after school. These Fine Arts Music Classes include: Band, Choir and String Orchestra, as well as: Jazz Band, Show Choir, Full Symphonic Orchestra, Music Appreciation, Music Composition, IB Diploma Program in Music (1 & 2), Soundwave Percussion Theatre, Percussion Ensemble and Marching/Stand Band.