ERIC Number: ED290655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Music Program of Study: Educational Program Definition.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
The West Virginia music study program is a public school K-12 curriculum sequence. This program is divided into the four principal areas of: (1) general classroom music; (2) string instrumental music; (3) wind and percussion instrumental music; and (4) choral music. The general classroom music program is an early and middle childhood sequence of study that provides a basic introduction to music for all students through singing, playing rhythm instruments, listening to music, and reading notation. The string instrumental curriculum is offered to early and middle childhood and adolescent students with an emphasis on teaching violin, viola, and double bass. The wind and percussion instrumental program, a middle childhood and adolescent student offering, provides skill development in playing standard brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments that are used in bands and orchestras. The choral music program develops singing voices in middle childhood and adolescent students. Within each of the principal areas, this document identifies specific learning levels, skills to be developed, and stated learning outcomes. (JHP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.