Class News

  • 8th Grade Music Trip to Carnegie Hall! On Friday, October 11, 8th grade music students attended the sold-out Sphinx Virtuosi performance of music written in response to violence and injustice in the world. What a powerful, amazing performance!
    Posted Oct 16, 2019, 6:44 AM by Eric Shieh
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Musician of the Every-Few-Weeks

  • Vijay Gupta, Musical Activist & Violin Genius Vijay Gupta auditioned and received a spot in the Los Angeles Philharmonic when he was only 19 years old, which is pretty INSANE. But what's more incredible is ten years ago he started "Street Symphony," which performs and teaches music to homeless and incarcerated groups in Los Angeles. In 8th grade this year, we'll be looking at how music affects society. If you want to learn more about Vijay's work, or just see him perform, check out his inspirational talk on music as medicine, and this funky performance with him on violin. [Click on header to get links]
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:52 PM by Eric Shieh
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7th Grade - Homework

  • Second recordings are online! Click on the link to the left to listen to our second recordings! This set of recordings focuses on changing fluently between notes on different strings.
    Posted Nov 18, 2019, 3:06 PM by Eric Shieh
  • First Recordings Are Online! Click on the link on the left labelled "7th Grade First Recordings 2019" to find and download your first recording! Make-ups will be next week at lunch.
    Posted Oct 16, 2019, 1:48 PM by Eric Shieh
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MELS Music Collective (After School)

  • No Jazz Ensemble this year :( There will be no Jazz Ensemble for the 2019-2020 school year. Students interested in extracurricular opportunities in music should see Mr. Shieh or Mr. Wettstein about groups performing outside of MELS.
    Posted Sep 15, 2019, 3:59 PM by Eric Shieh
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8th Grade - Homework

  • Playing Test on Friday, 11/8 Students will be recording parts of DRAGON SLAYER and HIP HOP ETUDE #12.
    Posted Nov 1, 2019, 7:55 AM by Eric Shieh
  • Note Reading Test #4 on Friday, 10/18 This test will include ALL 16 NOTES! Study hard!
    Posted Oct 16, 2019, 1:48 PM by Eric Shieh
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