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The Emerging Composers Project

Students from our music program participated in The Emerging Composers Project which was created by composers at the CU Boulder College of Music to introduce the art of writing original music to young students in Boulder-area schools. This video presentation is both a collage and complete collection of all the hard work by our students and CU mentors.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Platt and CHOICE Choir

Collaborative Performance during Home Learning - Rise Up by Andra Day

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Platt and CHOICE Choir

Collaborative Performance during Home Learning - Glorious, Words and Lyrics by Stephanie Mabey

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CHOIR

Platt
Orchestra

Platt
Band

Meet our Music Teachers

Karen Hannahoe

Teacher, Choir Teacher & Music Tech

David Schumm

Teacher, Instrumental, Middle, Orchestra Teacher

Caleb Starbuck

Teacher, Instrumental, Elem/Middle, Band Teacher

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Music Courses

The Boulder Valley Music Curriculum provides the foundation for quality music instruction for students and represents the core program for which all schools are accountable. The Boulder Valley Academic Standards in music are the topical organization of the concepts and skills all Colorado students should know and be able to do throughout their preschool through twelfth-grade experience.

1. Expression of Music - The expression of music is the demonstration of human thought and emotion through the medium of performance, which is a product of knowledge and skills gained in the study of music.

2. Creation of Music - The creation of music is the demonstration of learned skills in the composition, improvisation, and arranging of music. Creating music involves writing music, fashioning new music from an existing piece of music, or forming an entirely new piece of music.

3. Theory of Music - The theory of music is the understanding of the distinctive language, conventions, mechanics, and structure of organized sound. Investigation of music theory allows for a more complete understanding of all aspects of the musical process, including musical performance and composition.

4. Aesthetic Valuation of Music - The value of music focuses on the knowledge needed to make an informed evaluation and to provide a well-thought-out critique about a musical piece. It also addresses the beauty, heart, and soul: the aesthetics of music. Valuing music will permit individuals to distinguish between a scholarly and an individual judgment of music.