Music Program

Music Program

Somerset's Music Program is designed with the aim of cultivating a deeper appreciation for music in every student. This is achieved through a threefold approach: study, practice, and performance. Throughout the curriculum, students become fluent in the language of music as they delve into various rhythms, master notations and phrasing, and engage in performances within classroom settings.

  • Grades 1 to 3 (Junior Choir)
  • Grades 4 to 6 (Senior Choir)
  • Grade 4 (Ukelele/ Recorder)
  • Grade 5 and 6 (Jr. School Band)
  • Grade 7 and 8 (Sr. School Band)

Grade 1 - 4

Our Music class features a robust curriculum, emphasizing class singing and movement. It encompasses elements of aural training, music theory, and musical appreciation. Additionally, students will acquire proficiency in playing the recorder, as well as develop skills in reading, notating, and performing simple musical notation.

Grade 5 - 8

This program adheres to the Ontario Curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to choose and master a band instrument, receiving assessments on both individual and ensemble performances. Emphasis will be placed on cultivating a robust tone quality, honing in on fundamental musical elements such as rhythm, pitch, melody, harmony, timbre, texture, articulation, and dynamics.