General Music Instruction

General Music Instruction by Grade Level

South Colonie offers large group instruction of music fundamentals and music awareness and appreciation at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Elementary School Level (Grades 1-4)

Classes meet once once every six-day cycle for 50 minutes. Special performances are held throughout the school year (assemblies).

Middle School Level (Grades 5-8)

Classes for students in grades 5-6 meet two times per six-day cycle for one semester. Each class is 40 minutes. Grade 7 classes meet every other day for 40 minutes. Only students who are not enrolled in a performing group receive grade 7 general music instruction. There is no General Music instruction for grade 8 students.

High School Level (9-12)

The high school offers Music Theory I (elective) for 1 credit and Music Theory II/Music Appreciation (elective) for 1 credit and HVCC credit. Classes meet daily for 40 minutes.