Department of Defense Education Activity

MUGD04: Music 4 (2022)

Music 4 is designed to introduce fourth grade students to the artistic processes of creating, performing, responding and connecting. The content is based on the DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards Arts, CCRSA (National Core Art Standards, NCAS) and includes, but is not limited to, the following concepts American and international folk music; the fundamentals of music reading; the singing and playing of music; a survey of musical styles; composers and their times; the science of sound; acoustics and electronics; current musical events; the elements of music (rhythm, harmony, tone, color]; music of the theater opera, movies, and dance; and creative composition and performance. Course content will build on concepts introduced in Kindergarten through third grade music as DoDEA's music program is vertically aligned.