In elementary music, students are taught the fundamentals of music: rhythms, melody, harmony, form, tone color,
and tempo. These musical elements are organized as points of departure for students to learn about musical
aesthetics, history and culture, performance, and the process used to critique and analyze. Activities include
singing, playing instruments, listening, moving to music, reading music, and creating music.
At the middle school level, music is taught during a single grading period. Each grade's curriculum has a
a conceptual focus. In sixth grade, students learn to play the keyboard and study the role of music in their
lives. In seventh grade, students learn guitar and study American music and its roots. Eighth grade students
engage in such activities as keyboard playing, guitar playing, dance, musical theater, or music sequencing
using a computer. At the same time, students study musical and musically-related careers.
In high school, students may elect to participate in a number of performing ensembles including orchestra, band,
High schools offer piano and guitar classes and may offer music theory, listening, Theater and Film, or 20th
Century Popular Music classes which focus on experiencing music in a way that benefits each individual.
history and culture, performance, and critique and analysis are studied in depth.
Instrumental music begins in grade four and continues through grade twelve. This is an elective program in which
of the band and orchestra are taught. The focus is on individual skill development and performance.
Students completing grades 4-8 at the end of the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to participate in the
Summer Music Program!
The camp is hosted at our very own Harford Glen and runs from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11,
2019. Enrollment is open until June 21, 2019 or until all available spots are filled. Registration is
accessible through your child’s
The cost of the program is $145 and includes the following:
102 South Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: (410) 588-5277 or (410) 588-5273
Map and Directions
Mr. Jeffrey Winfield