Welcome to Music!

Mrs. Burkholder (burkhowa@pwcs.edu)
Hi, I'm Mrs. Burkholder and I'm thrilled to be teaching at Occoquan Elementary School! I received my Bachelor of Music at James Madison University and my Master of Music Performance at Western Michigan University. This is my third year of teaching music. 

Occoquan ES Music
All students at Occoquan ES receive music instruction once a week for 45 minutes. During this time, students will sing, play instruments, learn about composers and music history, learn music notation, make connections to other arts and fields outside of the arts, and participate in dances from around the world. Students in grades 3-5 will learn the recorder. Each nine weeks, a different class will have a FLEX Music class where they will be learning POUND Fitness routines and related activities. 

Occoquan ES Chorus
Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are invited to participate in the Occoquan ES Chorus. Practices are before school on Thursdays at 7:45 AM in the Activities Room. The Chorus will perform three times during the school year - Multicultural Night, combined Winter concert with strings, and combined Spring concert with strings. 

Contact Information
If you have any questions, please email me at burkhowa@pwcs.edu

I will be online in Microsoft Teams and available Monday - Friday from 10:00AM - 11:00 AM. If you or your student has any questions or concerns outside of that time, I can be reached via email and will respond in a timely manner.

Want a fun game that has you doing Art, Music, and PE? Here's a Bingo Game that has all three! The first Bingo board is for grades K-2 and the second Bingo board is for grades 3-5, but that doesn't mean you couldn't do both boards with your family! Click here to access your Bingo boards! 
At Home Art Music PE Bingo

I will be using Twitter to post updates, information, and news about music events and your student's musical learning throughout the year. Please follow the music program at @Burkholder_OCES. 

OCES Music Rotation Schedule

Day 1
9:45-10:30 Alfaro
10:30-11:15 Hall
11:15-12:00 Santos
12:30-1:15 Infante
1:15-2:00 Gajewski
2:00-2:45 Morales

Day 2

9:45-10:30 Ferrara
10:30-11:15 Stout
11:15-12:00 Infante
12:30-1:15 Hoffa
1:15-2:00 Rochester-Williams
2:00-2:45 English

Day 3 
9:45-10:30 Johnson
10:30-11:15 Provorse
11:15-12:00 Corona
12:30-1:15 Garcia
1:15-2:00 Sherman
2:00-2:45 Apgar

Day 4 (FLEX Music)
9:45-10:30 Dunn 
10:30-11:15 Hardt
11:15-12:00 Domenici
12:30-1:15 Leckner
1:15-2:00 Hernandez
2:00-2:45 Day

Day 6
9:45-10:30 Dunn 
10:30-11:15 Hardt
11:15-12:00 Domenici
12:30-1:15 Leckner
1:15-2:00 Hernandez
2:00-2:45 Day