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The Music Department at ASA teaches students an appreciation of music through learning and signing Armenian and American national songs, in addition to common folksongs and holiday songs. Music is taught from Pre-School until 6th grade, with classes meeting once a week, and is also an elective.
Orange and Blue Pre-School classes and Kindergarten students learn basic children’s songs, including holiday and seasonal songs, in both languages.
First grade students learn music appreciation and how to enjoy different kinds of music, both in English and Armenian. The emphasis at this grade is to develop a singing voice and get introduced to the elements of music.
Second grade students are introduced to Armenian traditional music. They become more proficient in simple rhythm. Students also learn simple musical notes and the musical alphabet.
Third Grade students learn cannons in echo style, how to spell notes and become proficient in clapping rhythms.
Fourth grade students learn patriotic songs in both English and Armenian. They also learn Armenian classical music. In addition, they are introduced to contemporary music, such as hip hop, rock and jazz.
Fifth grade students are introduced to Armenian folk musical instruments, after which comparisons are made between them and contemporary instruments used in Europe. They also continue to learn and perform traditional Armenian and non-Armenian music at different school events.
Sixth graders further develop their understanding and appreciation of music. Also, they are taught music dynamic and articulation signs.