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Music - 8th 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.

We expect 8th graders, in their culminating year, to use their previous 8-9 years of musical foundation with facility and creativity.

  • Confidence as a musician
  • Music in 8th grade play
  • Performances at school events
  • Ability to exercise musical and cultural leadership at school

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.