Middle School Curriculum (6-8)

Performing Arts

Sixth Grade 

Performing Arts
  • Explore the various types of performing arts: Music, Dance, Theatre, Technical Theatre and Performance Art
  • Apply basic stage directions
  • Collaborate on a culminating group theatre piece either extracted from a larger piece or transformed from familiar literature
Band
  • Solidify beginning playing skills and move on to intermediate level playing skills and musical understanding 
  • Encourage participation in Solo and Ensemble contest in the Spring
  • Learn scales – C – F – Bb – Eb
  • Identify and describe the 6th grade list of theory symbols and terms
  • Identify and perform rhythms using whole, half, quarter and eighth notes/rests
  • 2/4 – 3/4 – and 4/4 time signatures
  • Students submit digital recordings of playing assignment for the week

Seventh Grade 

Performing Arts
  • Identify and apply the aspects of effective story and script formatting
  • Work with various types of plays and construct plans for technical specifications, props and costumes
  • Application of knowledge and collaboration in practice writing and performing a One Act Play
Band
  • Master scales – C – F – Bb – Eb – G – D - and chromatic scale one octave
  • Identify and describe the 7th grade list of theory symbols and terms
  • Identify and perform rhythms using whole, half, quarter and eighth notes/rests
  • Introduce 16th notes 2/4 – 3/4 – 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures 
  • Submit digital recordings of playing assignment for the week

Eighth Grade 

Performing Arts
  • Explore basic acting and dance techniques while preparing monologues or partner scenes
  • Apply healthy movement and design choreography to music
Band
  • Scales – C – F – Bb – Eb – Ab – Db – G – D – A – E and chromatic scale two octaves
  • Identify and describe the 8th grade list of theory symbols and terms
  • Identify and perform rhythms using whole, half, quarter, eighth and 16th notes/rests in 2/4 – 3/4 – 4/4 and 6/8 time signatures 
  • Submit digital recordings of playing assignment for the week

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
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Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.