Curriculum Overview

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” – Martin Luther

The Assumption Catholic School, we believe that through the study of music:

  • Students should experience the power of sung prayer and the joy of expressing their faith through music.
  • Students should be given opportunities to create, perform and respond to music of various types in a variety of ways.
  • Students should be prepared for a lifetime of active, satisfying involvement with music in a variety of forms.
  • Students should have opportunities to read, interpret and perform a wide range of music literature, including music created by others and their own works.
  • Students should be able to respond with understanding to others’ musical works and others’ performance.
  • Students should be empowered to create, refine and notate their own original music.

Kindergarten Music Concepts: The 4 voices (speaking, singing, calling and whisper), steady beat, vocal exploration, pitch matching, fast/slow, quiet/loud, high/low, audience etiquette, introduction to classroom instruments.

Elementary Music Concepts: Beat vs. rhythm, solfege singing, meter, rhythm notation, music staff, note values, playing on pitched and non-pitched instruments, pentatonic scales, basics of music composition, note names, treble clef, music vocabulary.

Middle School Music: Students will explore music’s various functionalities, basic music literacy and core musical elements in order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for all types of music.