About Music Memory

The music appreciation objectives of the Music Memory Program are to expose students to great composers, their lives and music, and to encourage an in-depth study of our Western musical heritage.


The listening selections of our Music Memory Program were chosen to provide varied musical learning experiences for your child. Selections for orchestra, choir, keyboard, and jazz band are included to provide excellent examples of classical and American music from all periods of musical history.


The Music Memory program is a year round experience that climaxes in the Spring with a district wide Music Memory Competition to test each student's knowledge and understanding of the music and composer's presented.


All 2nd-5th grade students will learn the 16 pieces as selected by UIL. The AISD Music Memory Contest is in May of each school year.


If you have questions about our Music Memory Program or would like to order a Music Memory Selection CD please feel free to contact Mr. VandeWalle.  You can also visit the Music Memory Website by clicking here.


Check out the music class YouTube Channel for recordings of all the Music Memory selections by clicking HERE.



Music Memory Selections for 2017-2018

Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Mussorgsky


Exsultate, Jubilate: Alleluja by Mozart


Suite No. 2: March by Holst


Maple Leaf Rag by Joplin


Concerto for 2 Violins in d minor, “Double”: Movement 1 by Bach


Aida: Triumphal March by Verdi


Children's Corner Suite: Golliwogg's Cake Walk by Debussy


Carnival of the Animals: Finale by Saint-Saëns


Symphony No. 5: Movement 1 by Beethoven


A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Dance of the Clowns by Mendelssohn


Missa Hodie Christus natus est: Kyrie by Palestrina


American Salute by Gould


The Firebird: Infernal Dance by Stravinsky


Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre by Gounod


Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra in G Major: Movement 2 by Telemann


Also Sprach Zarathustra: Introduction by R. Strauss


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