Music education in Brazilian public elementary schools: A proposed curriculum for children of ages seven through ten
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
First Committee Member
J. David Boyle, Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo, Committee Member
The study sought to develop a basic music curriculum for the first level of learning in the public schools of Brazil, that is, schools attended by students from seven to ten years of age, and to develop practical activities and inexpensive materials through which elementary classroom teachers may implement the curriculum.Essentially, the study delineates instructional objectives and specific activities related to melody, rhythm, texture, form, and the expressive characteristics of sound--timbre, dynamics, and tempo. Specific music, lists of materials, and guidelines for implementing the suggested activities are included. The musical materials are drawn primarily from Brazilian folk music. However, for listening activities, the works of some classical composers are included.The curriculum at each grade level is organized in terms of three broad classes of activities: (a) Performing Music, (b) Listening to and Describing Music, and (c) Improvising and Moving to Music. It includes specific activities for developing musical concepts about melody, rhythm, texture, form, and the expressive characteristics of sound--timbre, dynamics, and tempo.
Education, Music; Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Montarroyos, Joseide Gomes, "Music education in Brazilian public elementary schools: A proposed curriculum for children of ages seven through ten" (1988). Dissertations from ProQuest. 2722.