CHANGING LIVES THROUGH MUSIC
Music is the Road to Model Citizenship
The journey toward musical mastery is also the journey to acquiring essential skills for becoming a happy and productive contributor to society. Two strands: social and musical, categorize these attributes.
Ensemble playing and rehearsing present each musician with opportunities to build interpersonal skills. Students gain awareness of their actions and engage in thoughtful, constructive behavior with one another.
Students learn and apply their knowledge of musical symbols, structure, rules and context to their instrument, which enables them to participate in ensemble playing.