It’s About the Music (IAM) is a choir school that
seeks to develop children holistically from their natural proclivity for music
as play, to the more formal study and performance of age appropriate vocal
repertoire. IAM fuses principles of
practice and performance from private studio instruction with public school
standards. It guides students to better understand themselves and their world
by examining the connections to language/ literature and music; math/ science
and music; and social/cultural studies and music.
from a blues aesthetic, this African American approach to music is at the core
of child development rather than on the periphery.
It is consistent with HR
27’s commitment to the study and preservation of African American music.
Ella Fitzgerald as our model of vocal excellence, we seek the highest
in music performance and the academic disciplines that support all
goal is to provide a pedagogically responsible music focused curriculum
in urban areas between the ages of 9 and 13. It is also our goal to be
international model of a small school, large family that
can provide a holistic education for children who have lost parents to
For more information on It's About the Music, contact Founding Director Kwelismith via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECRET MEETING: Kwanzaa Songs and City Sounds
Secret Meeting sets forth the purpose of African-diasporan
music. It places a very necessary influence on the theme of coming-of-age.
Part II Chapter 13 Lyrics to "The
City’s A School"
glass hooking class
teamin little kids
same four men playing cards.
candy liquor store
city’s a school,
city’s a studio
whole wide world
colors to name
dogs and trees
is it like to live in your city? What does it sound like? What kind of
buildings do you see? What do you
The Music What
is a scale? What is a Phrygian mode? How can music follow natural speech?
Just for Fun Find
pictures of landmarks, businesses and traditions that identify your city.
Create a class or family collage with everyone contributing an image.