We believe music is an essential part of humanity that not only shapes growing minds, but also touches people's lives emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually.  Music ignites the human spirit and enriches the quality of our lives.  It is through our firm commitment as certified music educators that we give children the knowledge of music and its elements; provide life-long skills for active participation in the arts; and develop abilities to understand and appreciate music and its power.

    National Standards for Music Education
    1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
    2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
    3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
    4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
    5. Reading and notating music.
    6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
    7. Evaluating music and music performances.
    8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
    9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.


    New York State Music Standards

    Standard 1

    Creating, Performing, and Participating in The Arts

    Standard 2

    Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

    Standard 3

    Responding To and Analyzing Works of Art

    Standard 4

    Understanding The Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of The Arts

Last Modified on April 5, 2006