Music Department

 
Greetings from the Cony 7-12 Music Department! 
My name is Maria Brown and I have the great privilege of being the District Music Coordinator for the Augusta School Department and high school band director at Cony.  I am fortunate to work with exceptional, dynamic music teachers in Augusta.  Jacob Whitaker is our 7-12 vocal director and 7th grade UA teacher and Russell Caverly is our middle school band director and 8th grade UA teacher.  The websites that we provided are meant for all music students whether in band, chorus, or general music classes at the middle school and high school.  Our intention with the websites is to provide learning opportunities for students with varied interests in music.  Whether a student wants to write their own music, learn about composers or instruments, or get better at reading music notation, there is something for everyone!  I encourage you all to spend some time exploring the three websites to see what appeals to you.  For those of you who just want to hear your favorite musicians or groups you can always go on Youtube and find music videos and performances from today's popular artists as well band, orchestras and vocal ensembles from all around the world!

 The Cony Music Department is a family and we are missing you!  Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Caverly and I are counting down the days until we are able to make music with you all again!  In the meantime be well!

We have provided a list of resources, helpful websites, and ways that you can continue learning at home.  We hope that this list will guide you.  There are no expectations or requirements associated with this information.  Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of all of our students and families.  If you have specific questions, please contact your teacher or principal.

The Maine Department of Education has put together a list of resources for our state.  Please see this link: 
https://www.maine.gov/doe/continuityoflearning#doc

General Resources from the Curriculum Leaders' Association 
LowTech Resources from the Curriculum Leaders' Association
Khan Academy has resources and sample home learning schedules for students

 Here are the resources as identified by our own Music teachers:          

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Brown, Maria

HS Band Teacher/Dept. Head

Caverly, Russell

MS Band/8TH Gr UA

Whitaker, Jacob

HS/MS  Chorus Teacher/7th Gr UA