District Heights, MD 20747
The Vocal and General Music Program of Instruction provides students with the appropriate resources and opportunities to develop positive attitudes and sensitivities toward music through the development of musical skills and the learning of musical concepts. Additionally, within the instructional setting, students are provided pathways to the creative process through creating, presenting, responding and connecting music to other content areas. The curricula are aligned with the MSDE State Curriculum and the National Standards. In addition to supporting curriculum, central office staff conducts teacher observations, workshops, and supports collaborative planning to build natural connection between art and non-art content. Central office staff connecting arts integration trained music teachers with schools to provide support during collaborative planning and lesson execution accomplishes this.
The Vocal and General Music office supports music courses such as: General Music PK-8, Choral Music 4-12, Piano 6-12, Guitar 6-12, Music Theory/Musicianship 9-12, AP Music Theory 9-12, IB Music 9-12 and Recording Technology 9-12.
The Annual Edward M. Felegy Honor Concert (featuring the High School Honor Band, Senior Honor Orchestra, High School Honor Chorus)
All County Honor Concert (featuring the Elementary Honor Chorus, Middle School Honor Chorus and Honor Guitar Ensemble)
Choral Performance Assessments at the Elementary, Middle, and High School levels
Elementary Six Flags Music Day
Systemic Solo & Ensemble Festival for Guitar, Piano, Voice and Recorder
Superiors Concert (featuring all superior rated performances from the Systemic Solo & Ensemble Festival and Choral Performance Assessments)