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Music Education Mission Statement & New York State Learning Standards for the Arts

BCME_17_CMYK                   Williamsville Central School District

Mission Statement for Music Education

The mission of the Music Program is to develop in K-12 students an appreciation, understanding and talent for music in order that they might progress on to a career in music, continue with music throughout their life as an avocation and support music and the arts as adults.


       The Arts - Learning Standards for New York State

Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts. 

Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles. 

Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought. 

Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.

The New Learning Standards for the Arts - (2017) 
     *These will be fully implemented in the 2018-2019 school year.

            New York State Learning Standards for the Arts - 2017  
Click on the link above to view and/or print the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts - Revised 2017