Please check Chorus Newsletter!Please take time to see what each grade level is doing on the "This year at a glance" link.Please visit the link for our Chorus to see about upcoming performances.Pictures are also posted as we finish with activities and performances throughout the year.“I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music”
-Albert Einstein-Thank you for visiting my home page.Please visit each of the sections to the left for information about the events this year in General Music and Chorus.The calendar is set up each month with assemblies and performances.There are also pictures that will be added through out the year to show what we are doing at Calhoun.The music links are great to advance your knowledge and skills in music.If you have any questions about performances, integration or any other general music information, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgPersonal PhilosophyIt is my goal for our students to have an appreciation for all kinds of music andto be able to increase their academic knowledge through music.One of my favorite movies is Mr. Holland's Opus. I think we would all agree with Principal Jacobs when he says:"A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes,but more important, give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste."I want all of our students to use music in their daily lives to help them to become better students and to continue to use it as a learning tool.I also agree when Glenn Holland says: "Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, (Gene),but sooner or later,these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about."
Thank you for continuing to help the students learn through:
LangUage and Drama
HiStory and Art
PhysiCal Education and Dance
Music is rhythmically based on subdivision of time into fractions.
Trigonometry, algebra, and pattern recognition
are all elements of musical understanding.
Music includes skills for learning to read
such as recognizing that symbols stand for sounds and decoding.
Language in spoken, sung, and written form
are integral to performances.
Music records history by means of folk songs, styles, and periods.
It also expresses the history and lives of people,
countries, and their cultures in authentic forms.
Science is exact, specific and demands acoustics.
Music scores are graphs which indicate frequencies, volume changes, melody,
and harmony intensities all at once with exact control of time.
P. E. and Dance requires physical energy,
proper body mechanics and breath control.
Music can evoke physical energy and use of gross motor skills
through movements used to show elements such as
tempo (fast and slow) and articulation (bouncy and smooth)
Good singing requires good posture and proper breath control.
Please continue to support the arts and help use continue to
use it as a learning tool for our students.
My wish for our students and all of you is to:
"Set out each day believing in your dreams.
Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing things."
[Josh Hinds]Thanks again for visiting my web site!!!
Dana C. Craft