Kingsborough Music History
To Parents/Guardians of the first semester Music History class,
to another great year at Kingsborough Middle School where all students
are given the unique choice of participating in the Fine Arts.
One of those classes in the Fine Arts department is Music History.
you or someone you love play music as a child? If so, you know first
hand about how music enriches the lives of children. Here are just a few
things we know about the positive impacts of music education:
- Music encourages students to stay in school
- Music helps children understand the multicultural world in which we live
- Music builds self-esteem
- Music contributes to higher test scores by providing core lessons in many subjects:
Music is a Science
requires research. It is specific and demands exact acoustics. For
instance, a conductor’s full score is a chart or graph, indicating
frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at
once and with exact control of time.
Music is Mathematical
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions, which must be done instantaneously.
Music is a Foreign Language
semantics of music is the most complete and universal language. Most of
the terms are in Italian, German, or French. The language of music
also incorporates notations, which represent a highly developed form of
shorthand, using symbols to represent ideas.
Music is History
often reflects the environment and times of its creation. From music,
children learn lessons about historical events, as well as the ethnic
and cultural heritage reflected in the piece.
Music is Physical Education
requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek,
and facial muscles. Children who play music also show extraordinary
control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which
respond instantly to sounds heard by the ear and interpreted by the mind
Music is Art
develops insight and creates emotion. Through music, children learn to
share their humanism, express thoughts and feelings, and contribute to
the infinite and collective spirit we call “life.”
order to help your child to succeed in Music History they will need
these few supplies. Please have your child brings these to class as soon
MUSIC HISTORY SUPPLY LIST
· ONE-SUBJECT, MINIMUM 70 SHEETS, College Ruled Spiral Notebook: This
notebook is for daily class use and will remain in the classroom until
the end of the course. You, as your child’s parent/guardian are free to
view your child’s notebook at any time.
· PEN (BLACK or BLUE Only) or Sharpened PENCIL for daily class use.
Thank you for your prompt cooperation and allowing me to teach your child.