Students study music theory, music appreciation, and great composers and their works. They learn to identify basic music forms, patterns and elements. A variety of band, orchestra, and classroom instruments are also studied. By listening to a variety of music, students compare and contrast music from different composers, historical periods, cultures, styles, and genres. Students continue to refine their musical knowledge and skills through singing, playing, improvising and composing. Students will also examine the role music has in everyday life (e.g., movie soundtracks, advertising, TV, listening pleasure).