Elementary Music Concerts/Informances
It is that time of year again when my students perform their annual holiday concert. Many music educators of elementary general music are preparing for their annual concerts or classroom informances which can include such themes as holidays, seasons, a theme solely tied to the current curriculum, or a combination of any of the above.
I always like to write a post at this time of year sharing what I chose for my students to sing on their concert because as music educators, we are always looking for new music and ideas. Here is my program for grades K-3. I should note that it was shortened this year due to the time we lost because of Superstorm Sandy.
Theme: Rhythm of the Season
Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com