Sixth grade students explore music and art through singing, composing and listening. They explore the music of different cultures and explore music through the visual arts as well.
Music in the seventh grade focuses on the traditional roots of Western music. Students learn about the orchestra and other playing ensembles. They learn basic rhythm and notation, and they also study major composers in music history.
In the eighth grade, students focus on music as it pertains to the theater. They study the evolution of musical theater from Vaudeville to Broadway and even movie soundtracks.