Carolee Finney is the orchestra teacher at PKMS and is excited to join the PCSD community this year! She currently teaches 6th and 7th grade orchestra rehearsals and string instrument lessons.
We have several string instrument performance groups at PKMS. Featured at our winter, spring, and MIOSM (Music in Our Schools Month) concerts are the 6th and 7th grade string orchestras. Additionally, the advanced Select Strings and Chamber Orchestra ensembles regularly perform at community and school events. Our student musicians are highly accomplished performers who continuously demonstrate their drive and enthusiasm for achievement in both the arts and other disciplines. Many of our students are in multiple ensembles both during and after school, and also perform in the PKMS Winter Musical. The music programs here at PKMS are thriving, and we invite you to join us at our upcoming performances to share in our love of music!
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Carolee Finney
- Jorgensen, E. (2000). Becoming a multiple intelligence school.
Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that we are now on Day 2 of our distance learning adventure, and I have updated all Google classrooms with new information about assignments. Later today I will also be posting the first music theory assignment to make sure everyone knows how to access MusicTheory.net. Stay tuned and stay safe!
The Google classroom code for 6th grade is: dvpiqz5. The link is: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Mzg4MjcyNDAyODZa
The Google classroom code for 7th grade is: tr354bq. The link is: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/Mzg4MjcyNTE2MTFa
Students and families are encouraged to check the classroom stream regularly for new assignments. During these two weeks, I will be posting 2-3 short music theory assignments. Additionally, both grades have been assigned a literacy project for Quarter 3 that is due April 20th. I will be answer questions via email or Google classroom comments.
*******IMPORTANT NYSSMA UPDATE***************
As of today, all of the NYSSMA festivals this year have been cancelled. Please see Google Classroom for a more detailed notice.
Rehearsals for Chamber Orchestra are postponed indefinitely. More information soon!