Music Program

Musical Notes

"The aim and final end of music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."

~Johann Sebastian Bach

Objective of the Music Program:  

Students will learn music vocabulary, staff literacy skills and performance skills through singing, instrumental and movement activities.

  • 4K attends music 30 minutes per week
  • 5K – 5th attends music for two 45 minute classes per week
  • Middle School attends music 45 minutes per week

Curricular Goals by Level:

  • Primary (Grades K-2):  Students are taught basic singing, rhythmic and notation skills.  The main goal is to nurture pre-staff literacy so that they are ready to make the step toward reading vocal and instrumental music.
  • Intermediate (Grades 3-5): Students build on the melodic and rhythmic principles of music.  Our primary focus is on staff literacy.
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8):  Students continue to nurture their melodic, harmonic and analytical skills through hands-on ukulele, guitar and composition units.  


Special Activities by Grade Level: 


Musical Opposites; Troll Unit; Carnival of the Animals; Christmas and Graduation programs

1st Grade

Music Street; World Music; Peter and the Wolf; Christmas program 

2nd Grade

Music Street; Science of Sound Unit; Instruments of the Orchestra Introduction; Christmas program

3rd Grade

Native American Unit; Composer Unit; Orchestra in Depth;Christmas program

4th Grade

Introduction to the Recorder; MSO Link Up Field Trip; Christmas program

5th Grade

Recorder Karate; MSO Link Up Field Trip; Christmas program

6th Grade

The Great Composers; Noteflight Composition Unit; Ukulele I

7th Grade

Blues Unit; Ukulele II; Guitar I

8th Grade

Story of a Song Unit; Rap Unit; Guitar II

Example of Special Activities:  Students & the Symphony 
As a part of our robust music program at St. Mary, the 4th and 5th grade students participate in the Link-Up Program with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. This is a program which connects area schools with their local orchestra. There is a list of songs and recorder pieces which the students are given to learn in class and the program ends with a field trip to Uihlein Hall to perform wiht the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra along with other area schools.


For more information about St. Mary Parish School's Music Program:

Contact:  Heather Schultz, Music Teacher

Mrs. Schultz' Teacher Website