Mrs. Lucy Neary

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

My name is Lucy Neary and this is my eighth year teaching Music and directing choir at Holy Cross. I graduated from Gonzaga University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music education, as well as a certification in Elementary Education and a minor in Conducting. I received a Masters in Choral Conducting from Portland State University in 2014.

In Music class, students in all grade levels will continue to learn how to read music! They will identify note names and rhythmic patterns. Students will learn new aspects of Music Theory, like how to build major and minor scales, how to identify time signatures and key signatures, and how to compose their own music. Additionally, we will begin analyzing music using concepts from Music Theory. We will investigate Music History through projects on composers, musical genres, and musical eras. In addition to Theory and History, students will learn to sing properly with daily warm ups. Students will also learn to play the piano using our thirty keyboards. I look forward to a great year of music making!

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Have a wonderful, safe summer!

Here are some FREE concerts in the North Portland area. Enjoy!!

Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir- Traditional and Contemporary Black Gospel Music

Friday, July 6 at 6:30

Fernhill Park- NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street


Matices Latin Band- Latin Jazz

Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30

Khunamokwst Park- 5200 NE Alberta Street


Colectivo de Son Jarocho de Portland- African, Mexican Music

Thursday, July 12 at 6:30

George Park- 7240 N. Fessenden Street


Far Out West- Funk and Blues Rock

Friday, July 13 at 6:30

Wilshire Park- NE 33rd Avenue and Skidmore Street


Sonny Hess and Lady Kat- Blues and R&B

Friday, July 13 at 6:30

Fernhill Park- NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street


Trujillo- Mexican American Rock’n’roll

Friday, July 20 at 6:30

Fernhill Park- NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street


Joy Tribe- World Infused Funk

Thursday, July 26 at 6:30

Alberta Park- NE Ainsworth Street and 19th Avenue


Mz. Etta’s World- Funk, Soul, R&B

Wednesday, August 1 at 6:30

Woodlawn Park- NE 11th Avenue and Oneonta Street


Jujuba- Afrobeat and Juju Music

Thursday, August 2 at 6:30

McCoy Park- N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue


Eric John Kaiser- Parisian Americana

Friday, August 3 at 6:30

Fernhill Park- NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street


Portland Festival Symphony- Brass ensemble

Saturday, August 4 at 6:00

Cathedral Park- N Crawford Street and Pittsburgh


Eldon “T” Jones & N Touch- Groovy Jazz

Thursday, August 9 at 6:30

Dawson Park- 2926 N. Williams Avenue


Portland Festival Symphony- Full Orchestra

Sunday, August 12 at 6:00

Peninsula Park- 700 N. Rosa Parks Way


EMBRACE- Contemporary Christian and Gospel

Thursday, August 16

Dawson Park- 2926 N. Williams Avenue


Zoulful Muzic- Up-tempo R&B, Jazz, Neo-soul, and Blues

Thursday, August 23 at 6:30

Dawson Park- 2926 N. Williams Avenue


5 Grand- Family-friendly R&B Dance Music

Friday, August 24 at 6:30

Denorval Unthank Park-510 N. Shaver Street


Soul Vibrator- Power-funk and Yacht Rock

Sunday, September 2 at 6:30

Overlook Park- N. Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street