Performing Arts

Grade 1
  • Finds singing voice and projects using head tones   
  • Sings a part independently   
  • Recognizes minor tonality and reads rhythmic notation   
  • Moves in response to phrases and changes in tempo


Grade 2
  • Recognizes pitch relationships, note values and rhythmic motives    
  • Creates and notates speech patterns with names   
  • Performs unpitched instrument ostinatos, rhythmic and melodic imitation, and dance movements in the context of musical phrases


Grade 3
  • Performs pitches on Orff instruments and varied repertoire on the soprano recorder   
  • Plays new melodies from notation   
  • Performs in duple and triple meter in the keys of C, G, D, and Gm with specific articulation   
  • Discriminates between musical styles, rhythms, pitches, tone and colors   
  • Performs folk songs and dances, noting styles and historical significances


Grade 4
  • Incorporates singing fundamentals including breathing, posture, tone, articulation and part-singing   
  • Accompanies on a variety of instruments   
  • Enhances understanding of rhythm, tempo, and meter   
  • Explores basics of music history   
  • Identifies musical words and symbols, and incorporates them into performance   
  • Explores movement and theatrical skills


Grade 5
  • Incorporates singing fundamentals including breathing, posture, tone, articulation and part-singing   
  • Accompanies on a variety of instruments   
  • Enhances understanding of rhythm, tempo, and meter   
  • Explores basics of music history   
  • Identifies musical words and symbols, and incorporates them into performance   
  • Explores movement and theatrical skills
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An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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