Welcome to Music!
Hello Friends -
Welcome to the Music page at Academy of the City Charter School. My name is Alan Núñez, and I'm privileged to be your child's Music and Chorus teacher. The class would not happen without the help of Ms. C, who has joined our class in November, much to the delight of all of us.
It is my fondest wish that these classes open up the world of music that surrounds us. Whether it's in your car or your neighborhood, Queens or in all of New York City, your child is exposed to an incredibly diverse cultural landscape.
Children are natural music-makers. It's our goal to see to it that this impulse not only never goes away, but also gets enhanced. I look forward to meeting you at the Winter or Spring Concerts or at any of the Monday assemblies that we hold at 8:30am. Please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions, comments or want to share some thoughts about your child.
Mr. Alan & Ms. C.
Special Programs and Field Trips
At Academy of the City, we're dedicated to bring our students as much of the cultural aspects of New York City as we can. In that vein, we've partnered up with Carnegie Hall for three years in a row with two of their exceptional programs - Musical Explorers for grades 1 and 2 and Link Up for grades 4 and 5).
In Musical Explorers, the students are exposed to three genres of music per semester, culminating in a field trip to Carnegie Hall to attend a live performance of the performers studied. In the past, we've sung and danced to Argentinian folk, American jug band and Haitian song. To check out this year's selection for the fall, click here: Musical Explorers
In the Link Up program, our older students are brought into the exciting world of symphonic music and orchestras! The curriculum is based on vocal and recorder selections and culminates in an end-of-year field trip to Carnegie Hall to sing and play along with the orchestra. We're excited to announce that this year, Carnegie Hall is rolling out a new curriculum called The Orchestra Swings!, based on the music of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and more. To check out more about this program, click here: Link Up: The Orchestra Swings
Winter Concerts 2017!
These are resources that you and your children can use to prepare more at home for the upcoming Winter Concert! The K-2 concert will be at 6pm on January 12, 2017. The 3-5 concert will be at 6pm on January 19, 2017. Click the links below to access the resource page.