Music - Ms. Perteete

Hello, welcome to music! My name is Ms. Perteete. I began teaching at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy in 2002. In addition o teaching music, I am a local and international performing musician. I constantly strive to provide a secure, caring and stimulating classroom that allows students to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. There are three elements that I find necessary to achieve this environment: the teacher acting as a guide, allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct their learning, and promoting respect for all things and all people.

Philosophy of Music Education

Music must be taught in schools because it is unique and essential. As a teacher, I believe that I am accountable for educating the entire individual, and music reaches that abstract human element inaccessible to any other medium. It educates the vast expanse of feeling and emotion beyond the limitation of words. As a music teacher, I am responsible for nurturing and developing the very essence of what makes a human being, human.

By grade 8, students should demonstrate the ability to:

PERFORM MUSIC ALONE AND WITH OTHERS

VOCAL

Sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Sing with expression and technical accuracy

Demonstrate ensemble skills

Perform solo repertoire for class with appropriate stage presence and tone quality

INSTRUMENTAL

Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music

Play with expression and technical accuracy

Demonstrate ensemble skills

Perform solo repertoire for class with appropriate stage presence and tone quality

READ AND WRITE MUSICAL NOTATION

Identify and demonstrate musical symbols related to rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics and style

Identify and demonstrate time signatures

Interpret, and perform at sight, written notation at grade level

ANALYZE, DESCRIBE, AND EVALUATE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

Understand basic genres and musical elements (melody, harmony, rhythm, form and timbre)

Identify elements in musical performance

Classify music upon listening

Compare and contrast musical performances orally and in writing

Evaluate peer performances

Watch/listen to recordings of solo and/or ensemble performances and self-evaluate

CREATE ORIGINAL MUSIC WITHIN SPECIFIED GUIDELINES

Write an original melody

Improvise melodies and variations

Record original music using music notation and recording software

UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSIC, OTHER ARTS, HISTORY AND CULTURE

Identify baroque, classical and romantic periods

Explain similarities between music and other arts from the same period

Classify music by historical periods

Explain the effect of historical events on the elements of music being performed when applicable

Identify the cultural origin of music in listening examples

Recognize the differences in aesthetic between various cultures

Identify black American music (see course syllabus)

Explain similarities between music and other arts from the same period

Classify music by historical periods

Explain the effect of historical events on the elements of music being performed when applicable

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