Brooklyn Collegiate Music Department
The importance of the music programs within the halls of Brooklyn Collegiate cannot be overstated. Music gives young people the chance to express themselves creatively in a fun, non-pressurized environment. Music, within the framework of our school day, must also somehow correspond with the daily lives of our ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders. It is therefore, our greatest aspiration to bring awareness to all students that music is connected to all disciplines of life. Performing students will be made aware that practicing a piece of music is the same idea as studying for a test or researching for a report. Students are taught that long term goals (the concerts) hinge upon the success of short term goals (daily practice). Students will be taught not to fear failure, but to confront it and conquer it. One hundred percent of our students who go on to the workforce will eventually work in a team and deal cooperatively with others. Each music class reinforces that concept without exception every day of the year.
Music I: This course will develop the student’s musical literacy with the intention of applying those skills on a chosen musical instrument. The student will master reading music; playing and singing 12-rhythms, scales, chords as well as holding a basic vocal and instrumental tone. Piano proficiency will be required of all students, those who study at home or in-class.