MJCA's Preschool Music is led by Mrs. Stanya Campbell and involves, singing, signing, and exploring instruments and the sounds they make. Preschool students participate in the school's main Christmas Concert and have their own Spring Preschool Program. Mrs. Campbell makes music an involved art and just plain fun for the preschool students at MJCA!
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade Music:
MJCA's Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Music is led by Mrs. Jessica Yates. Students experience singing, rhythm, and Kodaly methods in music class while preparing for various programs throughout the year. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade students have music twice per week. 3rd grade students are in beginning recorder class. These classes train the students how to read music, sing in harmony, and to play their baroque recorder. Students learn musical practice techniques and how to control their own instrument while learning the written language of music.
MJCA 4th Grade Music students are led by Mrs. Beth Davis. 4th Grade students will know how to read basic music symbols and notes in treble clef at the end of their second grade year. These students continue their study in advanced recorder class. These classes give the students more advanced options regarding the type of music that is played as well as broadening their experiences on recorder by giving them the opportunity to play the alto & tenor recorders. Students are well-versed at reading music and controlling their own instruments by the end of this class.
Kindergarten through 5th Graders participate in MJCA's annual school Christmas & Spring Concerts.
5th Grade students have the option of choosing either Beginning Band or Beginning Choir which each meet for 45 minutes twice each week. Mrs. Beth Davis teaches beginning band, offering the students a great way to try out a band instrument with many instruments available for rent from the school annually, lessening the financial burden on families. Miss Kimberly Overstreet teaches beginning choir, allowing students the ability to prepare for multi-part singing with the middle school choir. 5th Grade Beginning Band and Beginning Choir both participate in the Christmas & Spring Concerts.