The Music Specialists at Hart Magnet School want the students to learn the basics of music so they will have the desire to participate in a variety of music activities throughout their lives. By incorporating academic subject material as a supplement in music class, the students are learning that music does have an influence in, and is related to their everyday lives.
The following is a list of the content standards for music education as listed in the Stamford Music Curriculum. The Stamford Music Curriculum is based upon the National Standards for Music Education.
Standard #1: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Standard #2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
Standard #3: Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Standard #4: Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines
Standard #5: Reading and notating music
Standard #6: Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Standard #7: Evaluating music and musical performances
Standard #8: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts and disciplines outside the arts
Standard #9: Understanding music in relation to history and culture
HART MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’s
Jazz Ensemble Wins!!!
On June 1st, 2013, Hart Magnet Elementary School’s Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Graham Leftwich, competed in a state competition at Lake Compounce. The competition included bands from all over CT and several from NY. The group won several awards including:
- 1st Place-Best Jazz Ensemble in State Competition - with a SUPERIOR rating
- 1st Place-Best Jazz Soloist-Max Schoepfer - Alto Saxophone