ASD Music Mission
Music students at ASD are engaged in quality music making which develops self-discipline, commitment, and community. Every student is empowered with the skills, knowledge, and creativity to be an active music maker now and in the future. Music making fosters a creative outlet, an expressive voice, and an appreciation of quality music.
ASD Music Vision
ASD is a vibrant learning community…
where music learning is active
where music learning is intrinsic
where music learning is creative
where music learning is reflective
where music learning is disciplined
where music learning is inspirational
where music learning is collaborative
where music learning is developmental
where music learning is confidence building
where music learning is performance based...
Essential Agreements for Music
Teachers will provide students with the experience of the joy of making music with others when singing and playing instruments together.
Teachers will provide students with the understanding of the relationship between audible music and written notation, and that reading music is a skill that can be developed with practice.
Teachers will provide students with the understanding that music is an expression of human culture by exposing them to a variety of musical genres and styles from around the world.
Teachers will provide students the musical understanding to develop criteria for evaluating the quality of music using correct terminology in their analysis.
Teachers will provide students the opportunity to perform for others, and the understanding of performance etiquette required to behave appropriately when others are performing.
Teachers will provide students with the understanding that they are capable of improvising and creating music, and that this skill can be learned and developed with practice.
Elementary School Music Standards
Standard 1 Students will sing and play a varied repertoire of music.
Standard 2 Students will read music from traditional and nontraditional notation.
Standard 3 Students will analyze and evaluate own performances.
Standard 4 Students will improvise melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
Standard 5 Students will compose and arrange music using notation.
Standard 6 Students will analyze and evaluate own creations.
Standard 7 Students will understand the historical contributions and cultural dimensions of music.
Standard 8 Students will understand relationships among the arts and disciplines outside the arts.
Standard 9 Students will analyze, evaluate, and respond to varied musical repertoire and performances.