Music Education Mission Statement & Learning Standards for the Arts
Williamsville Central School DistrictMission 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.