Mrs. Cortes - Music

Vivian Cortes

Cortez

               

Welcome to Music Class

Hello ! My name is Vivian Cortés, I am the music teacher. I'm from Puerto Rico, United States. I moved to North Carolina in December 1999 along with my husband Martin and my two kids Martin Andrés and Viviana María. I have been working at Fred L Wilson and Shady Brook since 2002. I love my profession and teaching music to children and playing music have always been my passions. I am looking forward to a fantastic school year and music programs for students and parents.     

College Attended/ Degrees Earned       
I graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico where I received a bachelor degree in Piano Performance and Music Education.   

Educational Philosophy / Vision            
I have always believed that the role of music education in school is to enhance and expand creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, problem solving, literacy, flexibility, self-direction, social, cross-cultural, productivity, accountability, leadership, and responsibility in students through the integration of music in the teaching/ learning process. Music education is both an individual and a collaborative group experience that provides an enduring understanding of concepts that transcends grade levels and enables responsible individuals to become contributing members of society while communicating in a global society.

               
Welcome to Music Class 2017-18
Hello Students and Parents:

The students attend Music class every other week*

                                                   

          

                                                 AUGUST- SEPTEMBER

KINDERGARTEN:

  ML 1.5 Beat, or No Beat
 
ML 3.3 Create patterns that illustrate Steady Beat                                                                         ML 1.1  Voice Whispering, Speaking, Singing, Shouting
* North America: Patriotic Songs


FIRST GRADE:

ML 1.3 Execute rhythmic patterns using body, instruments or voice

ML 2.1 INTERPRET rhythm patterns that use iconic or standard notation for quarter note and rest, and beamed eighth notes

ML2.3 USE iconic symbols to notate quarter notes and quarter rests

Oceania: Songs and traditional instruments from Australia 


SECOND GRADE:

ML 1.3 Execute extended rhythmic patterns using body, instruments or voice

ML  3.2 Create extended rhythmic patterns over a STEADY BEAT

ML 3.3 CREATE rhythm patterns using half and quarter notes, half and quarter rest, and beamed eighth notes in duple and triple meter


Africa: African Call and Response, drums and African rhythms

THIRD GRADE:

ML 2.1 Interpret patterns including notes and rests in 3/4 and 4/4 meter signatures

* Rhythm symbols

ML 2.4 Use standard symbols to notate rhythm and pitch in 3/4 and 4/4

*The staff and Treble clef

ML 3.3  CREATE rhythmic compositions using whole, half, and quarter notes; half and quarter rests; and beamed eighth notes in duple and triple time

Asia: music from Asia, Asian melodies and pentatonic scales


All Students in 3rd grade will be learning to play Tone Chimes and Orff Instruments

FOURTH GRADE:

ML 2.1 INTERPRET rhythm patterns , including whole, half, dotted half, quarter and eighth notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 meter signature


ML 2.2 INTERPRET through voice and or instruments simple pitch notation in the treble clef

*The Staff and Treble clef


ML 3.3 CREATE rhythm compositions which include the use of whole, dotted half, half, and quarter notes; whole, half, and quarter rests; and beamed eighth notes in duple and triple time and which are arranged using a variety of sound sources

Europe: Flamenco music


All Students in 4th grade will be learning to play Ukulele

FIFTH GRADE:

ML  2.1 INTERPRET rhythm patterns, including whole, half, dotted half, quarter, and sixteenth notes and rests in 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 

ML 2.2 RECOGNIZE pitches on the treble clef (bass clef) staves including ledger lines, in order to understand the continuum of standard pitch notation

*Treble, Bass clefs and ledger lines


ML 3.3 CREATE rhythmic compositions using notation for whole, dotted half, half, and quarter noteswhole, half, and quarter rests; and beamed notes in duple, triple and (common time)


South America : Music and musical instruments from Peru

All Students in 5th grade will start learning to play the Recorder in October