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  • Vocal & General Music

    Vocal & General Music

    The Vocal and General Music Program of Instruction provides students with the appropriate resources and opportunities to develop positive attitudes and sensitivities toward music through the development of musical skills and the learning of musical concepts. Additionally, within the instructional setting, students are provided pathways to the creative process through creating, presenting, responding and connecting music to other content areas. THe curricula are aligned with the MSDE State Curriculum and the National Standards. In addition to supporting curriculum, central office staff conducts teacher observations, workshops, and supports collaborative planning to build natural connection between art and non-art content. Central office staff connecting arts integration trained music teachers with schools to provide support during collaborative planning and lesson execution accomplishes this.

    The Vocal and General Music office supports music courses such as: General Music PK-8, Choral Music 4-12, Piano 6-12, Guitar 6-12, Music Theory/Musicianship 9-12, AP Music Theory 9-12, IB Music 9-12 and Recording Technology 9-12.


    Program Highlights:

    • The Annual Edward M. Felegy Honor Concert (featuring the High School Honor Band, Senior Honor Orchestra, High School Honor Chorus)

    • All County Honor Concert (featuring the Elementary Honor Chorus, Middle School Honor Chorus and Honor Guitar Ensemble)

    • Choral Performance Assessments at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels

    • Orff Showcase

    • Elementary Six Flags Music Day

    • Systemic Solo & Ensemble Festival for Guitar, Piano, Voice and Recorder

    • Superiors Concert (featuring all superior rated performances from the Systemic Solo & Ensemble Festival and Choral Performance Assessments)

    Questions about the General & Vocal Music Program? Contact supervisor Judith Hawkins, or instructional specialist Sybil Roseboro,

    Office phone number: 301-333-0961