Choral & Performing Arts
“The study of music contributes in important ways to the quality of a person’s life. Every musical work is a product of its time and place, although some works transcend their original settings and continue to appeal to humans through their timeless and universal attraction. The adult life of every student is enriched by the skills, knowledge and habits acquired in the study of music.” (National Standards for Arts Education )
The Choral and Performing Arts program at CES strives to establish an understanding and appreciation for music through singingto help us discover who we are and to provide us a means of developing self-expression and creativity. In order to meet our objective of graduating students as proficient and effective communicators of music, ourprogram is divided into four parts, with activities and repertoire appropriate for each grade level.
a) The language of music: Understanding musical concepts and terms, reading music, writing rhythms,
and using music notation in the Finale Print Music computer program.
b) Performance opportunities: Singing a varied repertoire in class and at the Grandparents/Special Guest
Day, the Christmas Concert and in the Spring Musicals.
c) Using chimes and Orff instruments
d) Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
e) Project integration with other curricula.