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Music

Music is core to academic growth and central to the education of every student.

The Vision for Music Education: Music Education is an essential, vibrant part of life. Learning, performing, creating, and appreciating music brings meaning and richness to our heritage and culture. Music Education is a positive influence in the lives and education of students and society as a whole. Music Education facilitates learning in other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in all areas of life.

  • Through Music Education, students learn the meaning and value of creativity and innovation,
    • Demonstrating originality and inventiveness in work and being open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives.
    • Developing, implementing, and communicating new ideas to others through vocal and instrumental means.
    • Acting on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the domain in which innovation occurs.
  • Through Music Education, students obtain critical thinking skills that shape their efforts and affect their personal value choices,
    • Exercising sound reasoning in understanding and making complex choices and decisions.
    • Understanding the interconnections among systems; identifying and asking significant questions that clarify various points of view and lead to better solutions.
    • Framing, analyzing, and synthesizing information in order to solve problems and answer questions.
  • Through Music Education, students learn to communicate through sound,
    • Articulating thoughts and ideas clearly through more than written and spoken word.

Music Education prepares students for success in school, work, and life:
 

  • Strengthing LITERACY as Music is an essential language.
  • Developing a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce since Music develops essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st century.
  • Nurturing ENGAGED LEARNERS for Music promotes psychomotor and cognitive development.

Standards Documents

The following document represents the Kansas Model Curricular Standards for Music which were adopted by the State Board of Education in May 2005. Click on the title of the document you wish to view.

Music Resources

The following websites will provide further information in the area of Music.

Fine Arts Education
Program Consultant

Joyce Huser
(785) 296-4932
jhuser@ksde.org   

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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