Welcome to the Albany music page. I would like to share some information with you about all of the exciting experiences that your students are having in the music classroom and beyond.

Students in grades K-5 have music class one time every four days for 40 minutes.

Musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm, form of musical pieces and dynamics, to name a few, are learned through movement, creating, singing, listening, and instrument activities. Starting in kindergarten, students begin learning the basic concepts of pitch and rhythm. This is continued all the way through 5th grade. Students in 4th and 5th grade learn to play recorders. A favored part of music class is "performance time" when students prepare piano pieces, guitar selections, or songs and dances to perform for the class.

From time to time, we have special music performances presented for the students. For example, each year we have a group come to Albany Elementary from the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and perform for us. In addition, 4th and 5th grade students travel to Emens Auditorium in the spring to hear the Muncie Symphony Orchestra in a live performance.

Additional Music Opportunities

Albany Elementary Choir

Albany Elementary offers an extra-curricular choir composed of 4th and 5th grade students. Those students meet Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30. The choir typically has about five performances per year.  Students must audition for this group.

Circle the State with Song (CSWS):

CSWS is an event sponsored by the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) each year. This is a neat opportunity for 4th and 5th grade students to study and prepare choral literature, which is selected by IMEA, and perform it on a Saturday in February with other students from East Central Indiana. Students must audition for this group.