Music

Greg Kane

Music Lead Teacher

Greg Kane

Dear Friends,

Thanks in part to the dedication, commitment and support of students, families, community and our Board of Education, the Canandaigua City School District boasts a thriving, robust and all encompassing Music Program for school aged students K-12.

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Band

Instructors

Elementary School

Mrs. Jessica Perry
4th and 5th Grade Bands
Elementary Jazz Band
585-396-3900 Ext. 3925
perryj@canandaiguaschools.org


Middle School

Mr. Timothy Via
7th and 8th Grade Bands
Band Lessons Grades 6-8
Middle School Jazz Band
Marching Band
viat@canandaiguaschools.org

Mr. Timothy Taylor
6th Grade Band
Band Lessons Grades 5-8
585-396-3868
taylort@canandaiguaschools.org

Mrs. Diana Chase
Band Lessons Grades 6-12
585-396-3868
chased@canandaiguaschools.org


Academy

Mr. Greg Kane
K-12 Music Curriculum Area Lead Teacher
Band Lessons Grades 10-12
Wind Ensemble
Academy Jazz Ensembles
585-396-3833
kaneg@canandaiguaschools.org

Mrs. Diana Chase
Symphonic Band
Band Lessons Grades 9-12
Music Theory/Music Appreciation
585-396-3833
chased@canandaiguaschools.org

Elementary School Band

Middle School Band

Academy Symphonic Band

1011 ACADEMY SYMPHONIC BAND
Full Year 1 Unit Grades 9-12

Symphonic Band is one of two concert bands at the Academy. This course is the sequential path for 8th Grade Band students, however also welcomes students in Grades 9-12. Students study and perform high quality concert band literature of moderate to advanced difficulty. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. As an integral part of the Academy Music program, each student receives instruction on his/her instrument in the form of weekly lessons. Additional requirements include participation in the Memorial Day Parade and performing a level appropriate solo at NYSSMA Solo Festival. Course enrollment allows students the opportunity to participate in additional events such as All-County Band, Area All-State Band and Conference All-State Bands.

Academy New Jazz Ensemble

1018 ACADEMY NEW JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Full Year 1/2 Unit Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Current Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Chorus member. Audition may be required.

The Academy New Jazz Ensemble is one of two curricular Jazz Ensembles that meets every other day for one period throughout the year. This course is the sequential path for students enrolled in Middle School Jazz Ensemble. The New Jazz Ensemble performs music of easy to intermediate difficulty, representing jazz styles such as fusion, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, swing, funk, and others. Students will be exposed to jazz improvisation during the course of the school year. The New Jazz Ensemble performs at school concerts, events and community sponsored activities. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. This ensemble is the entry-level instrumental Jazz Ensemble but can also be taken by members of the Academy Jazz Ensemble with permission of the instructor.


Academy Jazz Ensemble

1010 ACADEMY JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Full Year 1/2 Unit Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Current Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Chorus member. Auditions are required.

Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned instrumental ensemble that meets every other day for one period throughout the year. This ensemble performs music of medium to advanced difficulty, representing jazz styles such as fusion, jazz, rock, blues, Latin, swing, funk, and others. Students will be exposed to jazz improvisation during the course of the school year. Jazz Ensemble performs at school concerts, events and community sponsored activities. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day.

Academy Wind Ensemble

1001 ACADEMY WIND ENSEMBLE
Full Year 1 Unit Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Academy Symphonic Band and/or permission of the Instructor, NYSSMA Level IV-VI performance standards.

Wind Ensemble is an audition only select ensemble and is one of two concert bands at the Academy. Students study and perform high quality concert band literature of advanced difficulty. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. As an integral part of the program, each student receives instruction on his/her instrument in the form of weekly lessons. Additional requirements include participation in the Memorial Day Parade and performing a level appropriate solo at NYSSMA Solo Festival. Course enrollment allows students the opportunity to participate in additional events such as All-County Band, Area All-State Band and Conference All-State Bands.

Orchestra

Instructors

Elementary School

Mr. Christopher Ieda
4th and 5th Grade Orchestras
Elementary Fiddle Club
585-396-6364
iedac@canandaiguaschools.org


Middle School

Mrs. Jessica Collins
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Orchestras
String Lessons Grades 6-8
Middle School Fiddle Club
585-396-3868
collinsj@canandaiguaschools.org


Academy

Mr. Nick Dubin
Symphonic Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra
String Lessons Grades 7-12
585-396-3833
dubinn@canandaiguaschools.org

Orchestra 4-5

Orchestra 6-8

Academy Symphony Orchestra

1019 ACADEMY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Full Year 1 Unit Grades 9-12

Symphony Orchestra is one of two string orchestras at the Academy. This course is the sequential path for 8th Grade Orchestra students, however also welcomes students in Grades 9-12. Students study and perform high quality literature of moderate to advanced difficulty. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. As an integral part of the Academy Music program, each student receives instruction on his/her instrument in the form of weekly lessons. Additional requirements include performing a level appropriate solo at NYSSMA Solo Festival. Course enrollment allows students the opportunity to participate in additional events such as All-County, Area All-State and Conference All-State.

Academy Chamber Orchestra

1003 ACADEMY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Full Year 1 Unit Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Academy Symphony Orchestra and/or permission of the Instructor, NYSSMA Level IV-VI performance standards.

Chamber Orchestra is an audition only, select member ensemble and is one two string orchestras at the Academy. Students study and perform high quality orchestra literature of advanced difficulty. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. As an integral part of the program, each student receives instruction on his/her instrument in the form of weekly lessons. Additional requirements include performing a level appropriate solo at NYSSMA Solo Festival. Course enrollment allows students the opportunity to participate in additional events such as All-County, Area All-State and Conference All-State.

Vocal Music

Instructors

Elementary School

Ms. Emily Phillips
5th Grade Choirs
585-396-3800 Ext:6206
phillipse@canandaiguaschools.org

Mrs. Jennifer Cerne
4th Grade Choirs
585-396-3800 Ext:6205
cernej@canandaiguaschools.org


Middle School

Mr. Greg Crystal
6th Grade Chorus
Boys' Ensemble
585-396-3850 Ext: 6335
crystalg@canandaiguaschools.org

Ms. Taylor Eike
7th and 8th Grade Choirs
Girls' Chorale
585-396-3850
eiket@canandaiguaschools.org


Academy

Mrs. Kristy Ingersoll
Mixed Chorus
Women's Choir
Vocal Lessons
Jazz Choir
Madrigal Choir
585-396-3800 Ext: 4417
ingersollk@canandaiguaschools.org

Chorus 4-5

Chorus 6-8

Academy Chorus

1002 ACADEMY CHORUS
Full Year 1 Unit Grades 9-12 (Only 9th grade males are eligible.)
Prerequisite: All students must audition, demonstrating vocal proficiency and their ability to match pitch.

Academy Chorus is an auditioned ensemble which performs high quality literature of advanced difficulty. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. As an integral part of the program, each student receives a weekly small group voice lesson. Membership allows students the opportunity to participate in ACDA and NYSSMA events such as Solo Festival, All-County Chorus, Area All-State Chorus, and Conference All-State Chorus and other select choirs.

Women's Choir

1004 WOMEN’S CHOIR
Full Year 1 Unit Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Female students must audition by demonstrating their ability to match pitch.

Women’s Choir is one of two Academy curricular choirs and performs treble choir music. This course is the sequential path for 8th grade female choir students, however includes students in grades 9-12. Students study and perform high quality literature of moderate to advanced difficulty. By enrolling in this course, students are committing to required performances outside of the normal school day. As an integral part of the Academy Music program, each student receives a weekly small group voice lesson. Course enrollment allows students the opportunity to participate in NYSSMA and ACDA events such as Solo Festival, All-County Chorus, Area All-State Chorus, and Conference All-State Chorus.

Classroom Music

Instructors

Primary-Elementary School

Mrs. Kim Kane
Grades K-3 Classroom Music
585-396-3930 ext. 7273
kanek@canandaiguaschools.org

Ms. Jennifer Cerne
Grades K-5 Classroom Music
4th Grade Chorus
585-396-3930 ext. 7273
cernej@canandaiguaschools.org

Mr. Kevin Murray
Grades 3-5 Classroom Music
Band Lessons Grade 5
585-396-3900 ext. 6205
murrayk@canandaiguaschools.org

Ms. Emily Phillips
Grades 3-5 Classroom Music
5th Grade Chorus
585-396-3900 ext. 6206
phillipse@canandaiguaschools.org


Middle School

Mr. Greg Crystal
Electronic Music Grades 6-8
6th Grade Chorus
Middlemen
585-396-3850 Ext: 6335
crystalg@canandaiguaschools.org


Academy

Mrs. Diana Chase
Music Theory/Music Appreciation
Symphonic Band
Band Lessons Grades 6-8
585-396-3833
chased@canandaiguaschools.org

General Music K-2

General Music 3-5

General Music 6-8

Music Appreciation I

1005 MUSIC APPRECIATION I
Full Year 1/2 Unit Grades 9-12

This course is designed to provide a general overview of music history from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. It incorporates the development of listening skills, basic music terminology and simple formal analysis both aural and visual. The goal of this course is to develop a better perception of the aesthetic qualities music written before 1825.

Music Appreciation II

1006 MUSIC APPRECIATION II
Full Year 1/2 Unit Grades 9-12

This course is designed to provide a general overview of music history from 1825 to the present. It covers music from the Romantic period and the Twentieth Century and incorporates the development of listening skills, basic music terminology and simple analysis, both aural and visual. The goal of this course is to develop a better perception of the aesthetic qualities of music from 1825 to the present.

Music Theory I

Music Theory II

Why Music?

Music Education is a unique academic discipline. Musicians combine intellect and artistry drawn from a distinct set of skills and vocabulary. Music Education plays an essential role in the development of every child. As Canandaigua Music Educators, we believe all children have the ability to create, appreciate, and connect to music. We will lead and inspire students to fulfill their academic and creative potential through music and foster music appreciation in all students.

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  • Music Education fosters creativity. Musicians actively create, improvise, infer, and interpret within an established musical context. Musical creativity necessitates that one speaks with fluency, confidence, and poise.
  • Music Education promotes collaboration. Musicians utilize independent executive skills in an interdependent environment.
  • Music Education develops critical thinking skills. Musicians think, analyze, and create in real time in reaction to the environment around them, connecting a multitude of cognitive and physical processes and engaging both the left and right sides of the brain.
  • Music Education is communication. Musicians speak about music utilizing common vocabulary but also convey both thought and emotion non-verbally through performance.

Music is worthy of study in its own right, yet also provides other meaningful benefits. The adult life of every student is enriched by the skills, habits, and discipline acquired through the study of music.