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Email: Laurie Frick, System Wide Music Education K-12 Facilitator.
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Birmingham Public Schools is committed to having the
finest music programs possible. Students begin their music
education in kindergarten. Opportunities are available for students
to perform through high school in choirs, bands, orchestras,
pop ensembles, jazz bands, marching bands, electric orchestras,
pit orchestras, and additional vocal ensembles. In addition, our
students can paricipate in various festival experiences,
and perform as soloists and ensemble members in our
musicals. We also offer music classes in: AP music theory,
music technology and class piano.
Philosophy of Music Education
Birmingham Public Schools
The school music program is essential to the life-long learning process of students. The role of the music program is to educate students in music and give them an opportunity to use that knowledge. New research has shown that the study of music develops the higher order thinking skills and can increase mathematical, linguistic, kinesthetic and musical intelligence by helping to make connections between the neurons in the brain. In addition, spatial and abstract reasoning abilities can be enhanced. To this end, music educators will plan comprehensive, organized and sequential units of instruction. These units serve to
intellectually, emotionally, physically and aesthetically nurture students. During the learning process, students will employ the collaborative spirit, make connections with other subject areas and utilize “state of the art” technology in order to integrate this knowledge more effectively. This comprehensive program is designed to develop globally aware musically literate people. In addition, students will develop perseverance and discipline that will serve them in all other areas of life.
INSTRUMENT NIGHT FOR 4TH GRADERS AND PARENTS IS THURSDAY, APRIL 23 AT 7:30PM SEAHOLM HS.