Princeton Music Education

Meet Bonnie Litteral

Mrs. Bonnie Litteral received her Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University in 1974, and has held the position as Princeton's music teacher since 1984.

She holds a Master's Degree in vocal performance, magna cum laude, from Boston Conservatory, and was an apprentice artist at Sante Fe Opera in 1980.

She holds Level I and II Orff certifications, and is a former president of the Central Florida Orff Chapter. Currently, she serves as president of the Central Florida Chapter of Choristers Guild, is part of the Leadership Team for OCPS music teachers and is a committee person and former chair of the OCPS Honor Festival.

Mrs. Litteral was selected as Teacher of the Year at Lake Helen School (1978) and at Princeton Elementary in 1985. She is included in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities (1973-74) and in Who's Who Among American Teachers (1998).

Additionally, Mrs. Litteral is active in her church, serving on the Worship Committee, Ladies Tea Committee and the Adult Choir. She also directs three children's choirs at Oakland Presbyterian Church. She is married and has three children, all Princeton Elem. graduates and three grandchildren.

Welcome to music at Princeton Elementary!  All students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth grade will have music once a week this year.  What will your child do in music class?  Each grade has their own set of national and state standards for music, which includes learning about different musical styles, how music relates to different cultures, how music is used in our own culture, reading and writing music notation, singing, playing instruments, moving, creating, collaborating, learning about different composers and a bit of music history, and much, much more! 

What does my child need to bring to music class?  Kindergarten and first grades sit on the floor during class, and we also do lots of movement.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that will stay on your feet on the day you have music. Grades 2-5 will be seated in chairs, but will still be moving and dancing, so be prepared!

All 2nd, 3rd,  4th and 5th graders will be asked to bring a Music Homework Folder (3 prong folder with pockets) each week to music class.  We will be writing down music vocabulary words, concepts, and using these notebooks each week to reflect on our music learning. We will also have a short weekly homework assignment to complete at home.

Students in Grades3-5 are eligible for performing ensembles (Chorus, Recorder Ensemble and Orff Mallet Ensemble). Watch for information about ensembles to come home the first week of school.

3rd. 4th and 5th grade are starting to prepare to go on their annual symphony field trip.  It is part of United Arts Young Person’s Performance Concert series, and is a free field trip for all Orange County Public Schools sponsored by our district and United Arts.  Please be on the lookout for a permission slip letter explaining in greater detail and when our school will be attending.

2nd graders are also preparing to go on a free field trip sponsored by the United Arts foundation and Orange County as well.  As part of 2nd grade’s music state standards, we are learning about the art of ballet.  This year’s free field trip will take us to the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center for a professional ballet performance designed just for school age students.  Please be on the lookout for a permission slip letter explaining in greater detail and when our school will be attending.

If you have any questions at any time about music, don’t hesitate to contact me:  or 407-245-1840 ext. 3802243

I look forward to a wonderful musical year together with our Princeton Panthers!

-Mrs. Litteral
Music Teacher