Music Education The Galloway Music Curriculum
Dance to the rhythm of your heart!
Our unique music program uses the Quaver Music Education model which encourages higher order thinking about music while recognizing a child’s cognitive abilities at various stages of development. Students receive an immersive music experience which uses traditional approaches as well as a multitude of creative, analytical and evaluative activities and music applications to foster the highest levels of appreciation and love of music. We use state of the art technology to help students understand musical concepts and theory, achieve mastery of musical skills, appreciate great art music; compose and perform original compositions, and build a repertoire of songs and dances from a variety of cultures. Throughout the year our students participate in many programs including the annual Winter and Spring concerts, a Veteran’s Day Tribute, and an end of year Talent Show.
Elementary Music Program [PreK-3 – 2nd Grade]
The goal of the Elementary Music Curriculum is to present a sequential program of music
lessons designed to develop music knowledge and skill, the appreciation and joy of
music making, an understanding of culture and fine arts from a variety of periods and peoples; and skill and independence in performing, reading, writing and creating music.
This goal will be achieved as the students:
- Build a repertoire of songs, rhymes, singing games, and dances from a variety of cultures.
- Understand musical concepts.
- Achieve mastery of musical skills.
- Perform, analyze and listen to great art music.
- Create, improvise, and compose original compositions.
While public performance is not the primary focus of The Galloway School Music program, it is recognized that student performances are an appropriate outcome. Grade levels will practice performance songs in class and audition for solos to showcase vocal achievements in music education. The annual winter and spring concerts are two of the many Galloway highlights within our school community.
Upper Elementary Music Program [3rd-6th Grade]
The Upper Elementary Music Curriculum builds upon the Lower School Program with an emphasis on music theory, notation, vocal technique, and showmanship. Students further develop their confidence in public performances as they demonstrate more advanced musical skills and confidence in their individual talents. Students receive music instruction twice weekly. The annual winter and spring musicals are the culminating events in Upper Elementary School Music.