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Performing Arts - Instrumental

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Performing Arts - Instrumental

Dr. Christopher Ferrell
Supervisor
Instrumental Music
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Tara Norris
Secretary
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Staff


Jessica Espinoza
Professional Learning Specialist
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About Dr. Ferrell

 
Dr. Christopher Ferrell served as an instrumental music educator in the public schools of Texas and Georgia for 19 years prior to being appointed as Supervisor of Instrumental Music for the Cobb County School District. He serves as an artist, clinician, evaluator, and conductor for concert and marching arts throughout the United States. Mr. Ferrell received his Bachelor of Music from Miami University, his Master of Education in Music Education and the Doctor of Philosophy of Music Education at Auburn University. Dr. Ferrell holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, the Georgia Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, the College Band Directors National Association, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.
 

Mission and Vision

 

The Cobb County School District Performing Arts Programs offer a balanced, comprehensive, standards-based arts curriculum as an important part of the education of the whole child. Courses are offered in dance, music, and theater.

We believe that study in the arts:

Provides students with opportunities to propose and solve problems

Provides a form of expression, skill development and overall enrichment to encourage lifelong learning

Celebrates the achievement of diverse cultures

Inspires creativity, helping students develop their own passions, strengths, and personal voices, while creating a sense of family and belonging

Fosters self-esteem, community pride and skills, giving students hope and goals to strive for in their career pathway and life

In Cobb, we value the arts for the distinct and significant effect they have on the lives of our students both in the present and in their futures.

 

About Performing Arts

 

The Cobb County School District has more than 40,000 students enrolled in the music elective programs additionally each elementary student receives music instruction. The elective programs include band, chorus, orchestra, general music, music appreciation, piano keyboarding, AP music theory, and guitar. Our instrumental and vocal ensembles are seen and heard throughout the United States and worldwide. Recent accomplishments have included BOA Grand National Marching Band Champions – Lassiter HS Band, 7th place at BOA Competition – Kennesaw Mt. HS Band, and multiples of tours to Japan, Italy, Bahamas, England, and Germany.

Performing groups have been selected to appear at the Mid-West Band Clinic, the American Choral Director’s Association Divisional Conference, the Music Educator’s National Conference, the Georgia Music Educator’s Conference, the National Concert Band Festival, and numerous other events.

The Cobb County School District has been named as one of the “Best 100 Communities for Music in America” in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

CCSD also provides the Pebblebrook HS Center for the Performing Arts. This magnet performing arts school offers specialized instruction in voice, drama, and dance. Students enrolled in the program receive a two-hour integrated performing arts block. Students are expected to present a recital in their primary emphasis area and will also participate in repertory production involving all aspects of the performing arts. For more information go to www.cccepa.com.

CCSD provides general music education for all students Kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as band, chorus, and orchestra instruction in the sixth grade. In grades six through twelve a wide variety of music course offerings is available to meet the interest of students and their abilities.

 

Recognition

 
 
 

Calendars

 

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GMEA State-Wide Login to OPUS

Cobb School Performances

 

Performing Arts Magnet

 
CCSD provides the Pebblebrook High School Center for the Performing Arts. This magnet performing arts school offers specialized instruction in voice, theatre, and dance. Students enrolled in the program receive a two-hour integrated performing arts block. Students are expected to present a recital in their primary emphasis area and will also participate in repertory production involving all aspects of the performing arts. For more information go to www.cccepa.com.
 

Concert Halls

 

Click here to view more information about The Concert Hall at Lassiter

 

Professional Organizations

 

Teachers are highly encouraged to become members and participate actively in professional organizations. These organizations not only provide teacher support and education through workshops, conventions, journals, and newsletters, but also provide national, regional, and statewide events for students. Some of these organizations are listed below:

ACDA – American Choral Directors Association:
www.acda.org

AOSA – American Orff-Schulwerk Association:
www.aosa.org

ASTA – American String Teachers Association:
www.astaweb.com

ECMMA – Early Childhood Music & Movement Association:
www.ecmma.org

GIML – The Gordon Institute for Music Learning:
www.giml.org

GMEA – Georgia Music Educators Association:
www.gmea.org

NAfME – National Association for Music Educators:
www.nafme.org

NBA – National Band Association:
www.nationalbandassociation.org

OAKE – Organization of American Kodaly Educators:
www.oake.org

TI-ME – Technology Institute for Music Educators:
www.ti-me.org

 

Booster Organizations

 

Booster organizations are an important part of the athletic, music, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs in the Cobb County School District.  Booster organizations play an important role in supporting, encouraging, and in advancing these programs.  All booster organizations must be approved by the principal of each individual school and questions about individual booster organizations may be addressed to the principal of each school.  All booster clubs must adhere to the Cobb County School District’s administrative rules and guidelines. Please refer to Board Policy: http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/adminrules/L/LEC-R.pdf

CCSD also provides Guidelines for Booster Organizations. 

Booster Organization Funds:  Booster club funds and equipment are property of the school district should the club be dissolved. Procedures for all financial matters should be clearly stated in the Booster Organization By-Laws.   For further information, please discuss procedures for budget development with the music supervisors.

 

Performing Arts - Instrumental Music - Subject Areas

 

Band


Middle School Band
High School Band

Jazz


 

Orchestra


Middle School Orchestra
High School Orchestra

Other Courses


Music Theory
Music Appreciation
Music Technology
Guitar
Piano

Marching Band


Marching Band Video

 

Performing Arts - Instrumental Music - Cobb Teaching & Learning Standards

 

Middle School Band & Orchestra Standards


6th GRADE – 8th GRADE STANDARDS


6th-8th Grade Beginning Band Standards
6th-8th Grade Intermediate Band Standards
6th-8th Grade Advanced Band Standards


6th-8th Grade Beginning Orchestra Standards
6th-8th Grade Intermediate Orchestra Standards
6th-8th Grade Advanced Orchestra Standards

High School Band & Orchestra Standards


9th-12th GRADE MUSIC STANDARDS


9th-12th Grade Jazz Standards
9th-12th Grade Prelude to Orchestra Standards


9th-12th Grade Beginning Band Standards
9th-12th Grade Beginning Guitar Standards
9th-12th Grade Beginning Instrumental Ensemble Standards
9th-12th Grade Beginning Orchestra Standards
9th-12th Grade Beginning Piano Standards


9th-12th Grade Intermediate Band Standards
9th-12th Grade Intermediate Guitar Standards
9th-12th Grade Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble Standards
9th-12th Grade Intermediate Orchestra Standards
9th-12th Grade Intermediate Piano Standards


9th-12th Grade Advanced Band Standards
9th-12th Grade Advanced Guitar Standards
9th-12th Grade Advanced Instrumental Ensemble Standards
9th-12th Grade Advanced Orchestra Standards
9th-12th Grade Advanced Piano Standards


9th-12th Grade Mastery Band Standards
9th-12th Grade Mastery Guitar Standards
9th-12th Grade Mastery Orchestra Standards
9th-12th Grade Mastery Piano Standards