The voice, the cello, the flute, the drums — whatever the instrument, Green Fields helps students stretch their creative muscle. As students progress through each grade level, they gain a greater musical understanding and skill.
Foundations of Music
In the Lower School, students discover the basics, including steady beat versus patterns of rhythm, vocal expression, and sound “opposites” such as high and low pitch, soft and loud dynamics, fast and slow tempo. They sample beginning instruments and explore motion of music through expressive movement.
Music through Creative Composition
Students delve into the “logics” of sound, melody, rhythm, harmony, form and function. They also develop critical thinking and inquiry of processes, and discuss musical influences throughout the ages.
Music through Performance and Artistic Collaboration
Upper Level students take an advanced approach to the musical arts. They explore the “rhetoric” of expressive music through the vocal arts, and develop individual musicianship and collaborative skills.