In fourth grade, the students will be learning about the history of American music. We'll study how the music of our country has been influenced by the music of Europe and Africa and identify those elements in American songs. We will also be talking about some of the issues in our society that have been reflected in our music as well as how the making and enjoyment of music has changed with technology.
Our primary composer this year is Mozart. The students will spend the year comparing his music to the American music that we experience.
As the students become more accomplished musicians, they will control more and more of the music that they make in class.