Dawn Marie Conroy

Classroom Music at Harwinton Consolidated School

Welcome to Music at Harwinton Consolidated School. Music students at HCS are working hard to create, perform and respond to music in a variety of ways. Our classroom music groups meet one time weekly.  Chorus meets one time weekly is open to all fourth grade students.

Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, music students will participate in a variety of musical experiences in the areas of: singing, movement, pattern recognition and repetition and listening. The students perform and listen to music as a group. They develop skills through pitch matching, echo singing, body percussion, movement, games, percussion instruments and guided activities in listening and improvising. Students are assessed through individual and group observation of their participation, effort and performance skills.

Grade 1

In Grade 1, music students will participate in a variety of musical experiences in the areas of: singing, moving, listening, note reading and creating patterns. The students perform and listen to music as a group. They develop skills through pitch matching, echo singing, body percussion, movement, games, percussion instruments and guided activities in listening and improvising. Students are assessed through individual and group observation of their participation, effort and performance skills.

Grade 2

In Grade 2, music students will participate in a variety of musical experiences in the areas of: singing, movement, instrument playing, listening, notation reading and creating. Students demonstrate understanding of the structure and elements of music with a special focus on creating rhythms. The students perform and listen to music as a group. They develop skills through pitch matching, echo singing, part singing, body percussion, movement, games, percussion instruments and guided activities in listening, improvising and simple written musical notation. Students are assessed through individual and group observation of their participation, effort and performance skills. Students apply personal and expressive preferences in their performance of music.

Grade 3

In Grade 3, music students will participate in a variety of musical experiences in the areas of: singing, movement, playing recorder, listening, note reading and creating. Students demonstrate understanding of the structure and elements of music. Students apply personal and expressive preferences in their performance of music. The students perform and listen to music as a group. They develop skills through pitch matching, echo singing, part singing, body percussion, movement, games, recorder performance and guided activities in listening, improvising and written musical notation. Students are assessed through individual and group observation of their participation, effort and performance skills.

Grade 4

In Grade 4, music students will participate in a variety of musical experiences in the areas of: singing, movement, instrument playing, listening, rhythmic and tonal notation reading and composing. Students demonstrate understanding of the structure and elements of music. Students apply personal and expressive preferences in their performance of music. The students perform and listen to music as a group. They develop skills through pitch matching, echo singing, part singing, body percussion, games, percussion instruments and guided activities in listening, improvising and sight reading musical notation. Students are assessed through individual and group observation of their participation, effort, performance skills and written evaluations.

Harwinton Consolidated School Fourth Grade Chorus

In fourth grade chorus, students rehearse to refine technical accuracy and expressive qualities, and address performance challenges. Students perform music, alone or with others, with expression and technical accuracy, and appropriate interpretation. Students demonstrate performance decorum. The fourth grade chorus performs in the Region 10 Choral Festival at the Lewis Mill Auditorium in December with all singers in grades four through twelve.



Mrs. Conroy has taught in Region 10 since the Fall of 1997.  She has had the privilege of working with students at Har-Bur Middle School, Harwinton Consolidated School, and with the drama club at Lewis Mills High School.  In addition, Mrs. Conroy has been an active church organist and choir director for twenty-eight years.  She can often be found accompanying and music directing for local musicals.  Mrs. Conroy earned her Bachelor of Music Education at The Hartt School, her Masters of Music Education at Western Connecticut State University, and her sixth year in Educational Leadership at Sacred Heart University.