The ultimate goal of the music curriculum is to teach students about all forms of music while maintaining a level of respect to different genres and artists throughout history. Students will learn why music is created and that it is a universal- something we all can relate to and communicate with as an essential art form.
The music curriculum at St. Joseph’s is designed to provide students in grades K-8 with a language with which to communicate their feelings about music and music history. The program is based on the philosophies of Kodaly, a philosophy that reflects the way children learn naturally. The program involves singing, movement through dance, and ultimately, rhythmic and melodic dictation.
Students who are interested are welcome to meet predetermined rehearsal times to prepare for performances in St. Joseph’s special liturgies.