Fifth grade is the culminating year in the elementary music curriculum. It is the year we take all of the musical elements that we explored since first grade and apply them in creative ways to make our own compositions.
Throughout the year, I'll be posting recordings of the students' creativity. Please feel free to download them and send them to your friends and family, put them on your ipods, play them during the holidays ....
Our primary composer to be studied this year is Ludwig Van Beethoven. The students will learn the difference between a song and a symphony, understand chamber music, and learn to play some of his most famous melodies. They will also learn about his life; the tragedies as well as the accomplishments. I highly encourage you to pick some recordings of his music for you and your child to enjoy at home.