Eighth Grade Music is a semester course designed to give the students opportunities to apply their knowledge of basic musicianship skills to reading, creating, and performing a varied repertoire of music. Vocal production and techniques will be continued as students become acclimated to performing and hearing two and three part harmony. They will strive towards singing with a healthy, substantial, and blended sound with accurate pitch and rhythm. The Orff-Schulwerk and World Music Drumming Curriculum will be introduced giving the students the opportunity to play and compose in an instrumental ensemble setting. The 8th grade will participate in either the Middle School Arts Showcase in January or the Arts Gala at the end of the year.