Welcome to Middle School Music Electives and 4th Grade General Music. I teach 5 different classes at the 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels.4th Grade General Music1. The fundamentals of music2. Correct singing techniques and part singing3. Music from other cultures4. The music of Ohio which is based on the 4th grade social studies curriculum5. The music of the United States6. Creative movement7. Xylophone techniques8. Concert etiquetteMusical Explorations - 6th Grade1. The fundamentals of music.2. How music, art, architecture, decor, and fashion change throughout history.3. Music from other cultures.4. Team related subjects.5. The language of music.6. Creative movement.7. Composing original songs.8. Concert etiquette.Give My Regards to Broadway - 7th Grade1. The history of the American Musical Theater2. The audition3. The various jobs on Broadway4. Acting exercises and the acting of scenes5. The creation of original shows throughout various periods of the American Musical Theater6. The song repertoire of various periods of the American Musical theater7. The history of Playhouse Square8. Dance in the various periods of the American Musical theater.The Voice - 6th, 7th, 8th1. The anatomy of the larynx and other parts of the body that contribute to vocal production2. Vocal Health including the prevention of various vocal injuries3. Correct singing technique and diction done both individually with each student and in a group setting.4. Voice types5. Solo singing in front of the class in a variety of genres6. Managing performance anxiety.7. The study of opera8. The creation of an original opera9. The audition10. Singing in a variety of languagesRagtime to Rock - 8th Grade1. An exploration of American popular music from the American Revolution to today.2. A study of various popular music techniques including syncopation, the Big Four, swing, scat singing, etc.3. The dance of each period of popular music4. The history of our country that changed the popular music of each period.5. The composition of music in various periods of popular music6. The leading composers and performers of each period of popular music.7. Performances in front of the class of music from various periods of music.The objective of all music classes is to prepare the student to have a broad range of musical knowledge to use throughout his/her lifetime. As an adult we often attend musical events such as the orchestra, opera, etc. My goal is to give each student the tools to appreciate and/or participate in the many aspects of the musical world. All classes are based on the 2012 Ohio Musical Standards.