Encouraging every child to achieve their full musical potential, enriching the school and community, and developing musical excellence, are the hallmarks of the Chittenango Central School Music Department. We know that music is an indispensable part of every child's education, and assures that participation in music and the performing arts develops creativity, self-confidence, teamwork, self-discipline, as well as aesthetic experiences and critical thought processes to insure success in other school and life arenas.
The CCS Music Department is fortunate to offer 4 programs, band, orchestra, chorus and classroom music. Each program aspect is dedicated to developing comprehensive musicianship by focusing on and incorporating the New York State Standards and Frameworks in the Arts.
Chittenango music students actively participate in extra-curricular music activities such as the Madison County Music Educator's Association
All-County Festivals, NYSSMA
Area and Conference All State Festivals, Solo Festivals, Band, Choir and Orchestra Summer Camps, Syracuse Youth Symphony, Syracuse Children's Chorus
and area concert and jazz bands. Select ensembles such as the Dixieland Band
, High School Select Choir
, High School Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Middle School Pop and Girls Choirs and Small Chamber Ensembles are frequently requested to perform for community and area organizations and functions. These well-known groups are always honored to represent the school and community. In addition, the Chittenango Music Booster Association
is an active organization supporting the district's young musicians by providing scholarships, enrichment opportunities and recognition.
The Chittenango Central School Music Department
, Department Chair
Ms. Rose Thresh, Chorus
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
New York State Standards
Standard 1. Students will compose original music and perform music written by others. They will understand and use the basic elements of music in their performances and compositions. Students will engage in individual and group musical and music-related tasks, and will describe the various roles and means of creating, performing, recording, and producing music.
Standard 2. Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments, and a variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music. They will use various resources to expand their knowledge of listening experiences, performance opportunities, and/or information about music. Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their communities’ music institutions, including those embedded in other institutions (church choirs, industrial music ensembles, etc.). Students will know the vocations and avocations available to them in music.
Standard 3. Students will demonstrate the capacity to listen to and comment on music. They will relate their critical assertions about music to its aesthetic, structural, acoustic, and psychological qualities. Students will use concepts based on the structure of music’s content and context to relate music to other broad areas of knowledge. They will use concepts from other disciplines to enhance their understanding of music.
Standard 4. Students will develop a performing and listening repertoire of music of various genres, styles, and cultures that represent the peoples of the world and their manifestations in the United States. Students will recognize the cultural features of a variety of musical compositions and performances and understand the functions of music within the culture.
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