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Music - 7th Grade

The Synergy music program is based on the teaching philosophy of Carl Orff, who developed an approach that integrates music, movement, drama, and speech. Our curriculum is cumulative, not sequential. Once a concept or skill is introduced, students continue to work with it and deepen their learning.

Continue to build on foundational concepts and skills from K-6.

  • Greek/medieval modes
  • Small group modal composition
  • Jazz standards
  • All seventh chords
  • Diatonic marimba pieces in African styles
  • Hemiola
  • Complex polyrhythms
  • Instrumental technique no longer impedes playing sophisticated music
  • Performances at school events

The class and the choir present at least two pieces every year at the Spring Concert at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Family and friends are invited to this school wide event.