Mrs. Jillian Schulte - Music
Mrs. Schulte graduated from Wartburg College with a BME/MT (Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Music Therapy). In 2009, she received her Master’s degree in Education from Morningside College. This is Mrs. Schulte’s ninth year of teaching. In Mrs. Schulte’s classroom students work on developing singing skills, playing instruments, reading and notating music, creating music, moving to music, audience etiquette, performance skills, learning about music in relation to history and how music relates to other academic areas. Recently, Mrs. Schulte submitted work to become Nationally Board Certified. During this process, she focused on using music to enhance literacy and math skills. She really loves using music to make an impact on student success in their regular classroom as well as her own.
Mrs. Schulte lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband Jay, and two children: Sylva (2009) who is very excited about starting preschool this year, and Asher (2011) who thinks he is a superhero. She enjoys reading, home improvement projects, exercising, traveling, and especially spending time with her children. Her family will soon double as she is expecting twins!
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Grant Wood students will learn about melody, harmony, rhythm, form, timbre, expression, style, and music vocabulary through many different activities in the music room. These activities include listening, singing, playing instruments, movement, drama, reading and writing music notation and creating through composing. Special attention is given to nurturing singing skills from first through fifth grade. All students are given the opportunity to perform in grade level musical programs at various times throughout the year.
Fourth and fifth graders are encouraged to audition for the C.R. Symphony Discovery Chorus which performs twice a year with the Cedar Rapids Symphony. Fifth graders attend an “Olde Time Theatre Festival” field trip and perform in Washington High School’s annual “Cocoa and Carols” program in December. Fourth graders attend a field trip in the spring to hear the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra play. All students taking private instrumental lessons are encouraged to participate in the All-City Instrumental Music contest every April.