Music is a statewide 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project. For a copy contact your County 4-H Office. For additional curriculum possibilities, explore the National Directory of 4-H Materials and do a key word search for Music.

What you can do in this project: gain a greater appreciation for music; explore different ways to participate; listen, perform and compose various types of music; teach others; and make instruments.
Grades: 3-12
Resource: 4H620MP, Youth and 4-H Music Project Guide

Music Leader
Resources: 4H351, Sing Along Songbook
4H500, I’m a 4-H Project Leader. Now What Do I Do?


Want to learn more about Music? Try the links below.

Music Project Training
Many counties hold local training for members and leaders in their favorite project areas, including Music. Watch your county 4-H Family newsletter or contact your county Extension office for details.


Activity Plans

Learning by doing . . . that’s been the 4-H way for 100 years! Dive into these fun Music activities. Click on a file for a complete lesson plan.

  •  Creating Music from the Earth (5 pages, 157 KB) Activity created at Cornell for ages 10-16 to explore the use of natural products as musical instruments and noisemakers.
  •  It’s a Small World: South Africa (2 pages, 179 KB) Activity for youth in grade 3 to help them understand the South African culture, including music.


County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Music Project. Just follow these links!

Family Corner
Link to nine easy-to-make musical instruments.

Music Teacher’s Resource Site
Features lots of free resources for teachers and leaders.

Top Projects for Making Music
Fun ideas for making simple, inexpensive musical instruments.

Project Support

For more information on 4-H Music Project, contact the following:

UW-Extension County 4-H Offices
This is your link to a list of Wisconsin County Extension Offices. Select the county of your choice.

UW-Extension State Specialist: Christina Rencontre