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

  • Sudan Archives, "My Strings Propagate Through Space and Time" Last month singer, violinist, and songwriter Brittney Parks dropped her debut album "Athena" and I can't stop listening to it. Her singing is R&B and hip-hop influenced, her violin playing builds from Sudanese fiddling in West Africa, and like many pop musicians she uses electronics to loop and layer different sounds. Check out some live performances of her song "Confessions" ( for an amazing violin riff and "Nont for Sale" ( for how she fuses violin plucking, playing, and singing!
    Posted Dec 25, 2019, 9:09 AM 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

  • Rhythm Instrument "Bootcamp" ends Jan. 7 Students have selected their rhythm and harmonizing instruments for our new case study, and have until January 7 to demonstrate basic proficiency on them. Any students who wish to check ...
    Posted Dec 25, 2019, 9:12 AM by Eric Shieh
  • 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
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