Dancing in Music


Singing, speaking, playing instruments, moving and improvising in a student-centered environment make music exciting at Bear Creek. Students connect across the curriculum, integrating science, math, technology and literature into their musical learning. The goal is for students to leave Bear Creek as music doers and appreciators.

The Boulder Valley Music Curriculum provides the foundation for quality music instruction for students and represents the core program for which all schools are accountable. The Boulder Valley Academic Standards in music are the topical organization of the concepts and skills all Colorado students should know and be able to do throughout their preschool through twelfth-grade experience.

1. Expression of Music - The expression of music is the demonstration of human thought and emotion through the medium of performance, which is a product of knowledge and skills gained in the study of music.

2. Creation of Music - The creation of music is the demonstration of learned skills in the composition, improvisation, and arranging of music. Creating music involves writing music, fashioning new music from an existing piece of music, or forming an entirely new piece of music.

3. Theory of Music - The theory of music is the understanding of the distinctive language, conventions, mechanics, and structure of organized sound. Investigation of music theory allows for a more complete understanding of all aspects of the musical process, including musical performance and composition.

4. Aesthetic Valuation of Music - The value of music focuses on the knowledge needed to make an informed evaluation and to provide a well-thought-out critique about a musical piece. It also addresses the beauty, heart, and soul: the aesthetics of music. Valuing music will permit individuals to distinguish between a scholarly and an individual judgment of music.

BVSD District Specialist's Schedule

Bear Creek Specialist's Schedule

Meet our Music Teacher(s)

Kendra James


Beauty & The Beast Jr Photo


Spotlights presents

 "Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” tells the story of Belle, an adventurous  young girl, and the Beast who is actually a young prince trapped under a  spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another  and earn her love in return- before time runs out! With the help of the  castle’s enchanted staff, Belle and Beast find a beautiful friendship that  neither knew was possible.

Starting Tuesday, October 11th, Spotlights, Bear Creek’s before-school performance ensemble, will begin rehearsing our version of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”! 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are invited and encouraged to participate. We will rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the gym from 7:15 a.m.-7:45 a.m. The performance will take place on Tuesday, March 14th. Please click this link for more information and to sign your performer up for this amazing experience!