Students are finishing their study of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong this week with a quiz. We begin learning how George Gershwin integrates Jazz into the orchestra. Contemporary Music project due this week, presentations in June. Next week we'll learn the music of Amy Beach and Aaron Copland. The musical we'll see this month is THE WIZ.
Students are studying music of the Romantic Age. We are listening to Wagner, Chopin, and Fanny Mendelssohn. We are creating impressionistic music using our ukeleles.
Students will display their handmade authentic instruments in the cases in the front lobby. We're using the music of the Caribbean as our source to learn singing, reading notes and rhythms, playing keyboards and event he steel drums.