West Virginia College- And Career Readiness Standards For The Arts – Music Education

Music education provides students with opportunities to explore the world of music through singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening and to develop skills to perform, create, and appreciate music. Civic literacy is developed in music education through the study of patriotic and folk music. In addition, global awareness will be introduced to the student through experiencing the music of other cultures.  Collaboration skills will be emphasized as students learn to perform with others in various ensembles.  Critical-thinking skills will be sharpened as students actively listen and respond to what they hear.  Creativity and problem-solving skills will be developed through simple composition and improvisation.  Students will relate music to other disciplines, including literature, math, science, and visual art.

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For More information on Policy 2520.9 – West Virginia College- And Career-Readiness Standards For The Arts

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Guidance for Secondary Instrumental Repertoire

In conjunction with the guidance provided in the WVDE document “Building a Comprehensive Arts Program,” it was felt that some guidance should be provided to novice teachers of band and orchestra to guide the selection of exemplary repertoire for the secondary instrumental ensemble.  Two documents have been prepared, one for band and the other for orchestra:

Recommended Repertoire – Band

Recommended Repertoire – Orchestra


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