Music Recital VI on March 16, 2017

Part I (Piano)

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in about 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

The piano class at RAIS is introduced in the 2nd grade and is taught until 4th grade. Part of the criteria for piano performance assessment is derived from the Trinity College London, and the California Content Standards. The Music Department of RAIS continues to encourage the piano students to pursue their love for piano playing.

“Life is like a piano. White keys are happy moments and the black ones are sad moments. Both keys are played together to give us the sweet music called Life.” by Suzy Kassem.

Part II (Musical Ensemble)

A musical ensemble, also known as a music group or musical group, is a group of people who perform instrumental and/or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. Some music ensembles consist solely of instruments, such as the string quartet or the orchestra. Some music ensembles consist solely of singers, such as choirs and doo wop groups. In classical music, trios or quartets either blend the sounds of musical instrument families (such as piano, strings , and wind instruments or group together instruments from the same instrument family, such as string ensembles or wind ensembles.

At RAIS we also encourage students to play independently and in a group.
Part of the criteria for music ensemble assessment is derived from the Texas Music Curriculum, and the California Content Standards. In this second part of the program we will witness the violin ensemble, flute recorder ensemble, guitar and flute ensemble, guitar ensemble, cello ensemble, strings ensemble and clarinet ensemble.

There is a quote that goes like this:
“Music isn’t just learning notes and playing them, you learn notes to play to the music of your soul”. by Katie Greenwood

Part III (Voice)

Vocal music is a type of music performed by one or more singers, with or without instrumental accompaniment (a cappella), in which singing provides the main focus of the piece. Music which employs singing but does not feature it prominently is generally considered instrumental music. Music without any non-vocal instrumental accompaniment is referred to as a cappella.

Here at RAIS, the music department offers singing classes from Grades 1-4 and Grade 10 or Glee. Part of the criteria for voice performance assessment is derived from the Trinity College London.

In the last part of our program, the voice students will showcase their talents in singing independently or in a group. The Music Department of RAIS continues to encourage all the music students to pursue their love in music and hone the musical skills they have developed through our classes.

“When we feel, a kind of lyric is sung in our heart.
When we think, a kind of music is played in our mind.
In harmony, both create a beautiful symphony of life.” By Toba Beta

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