CURRICULUM – Educational Foundation and Lifelong Goals

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Educational Foundation

Lifelong Goals

Lifelong Love and Passion for Music and the Arts

Educational FoundationWhen children are encouraged to take part in music or are exposed to a constructive arts environment at an early age, it may help develop an ongoing, positive engagement in the arts. These skills help a child build on their knowledge and grow with a child’s social, emotional, and cultural identity.

Lifelong GoalsCreate a generation of artistically literate citizens who recognize the importance of arts and music in their own lives, in society, and in education, as well as foster a long-lasting enthusiasm for arts and music.

Importance of Music and the Arts in Expression

Educational FoundationWhen children learn that music can transcend differences and help humans express their beliefs, experiences, and values, it allows for more constructive communication and frees them of the boundaries and borders that separate us. By understanding that music and the arts are universal, children will learn key skills, like recognizing the unique symbols and metaphors that convey and inform life experiences.

Lifelong GoalsArtistically literate citizens are able to create, perform, and work with media that uniquely expresses their own ideas. Individuals well versed in music and the arts are able to respond by analyzing and interpreting the unique communication styles of others.

Relationships Between the Arts, Other Disciplines, and Daily Life

Educational FoundationChildren who learn skills and competencies from music and the arts often excel in other disciplines, build advanced skills, and navigate well through the world as they grow up. Children who participate in arts learn to collaborate, create, perform, respond and, can apply relevant skills to all aspects of their lives.

Lifelong GoalsThrough music and the arts, help individuals build on learned skills that apply to a diverse number of fields. Create a generation of artistically literate citizens who are able to critically think and creatively problem-solve through skills learned from arts education.

Music and the Arts and their Role in Culture, Personality, and Education

Educational FoundationChildren who experience music and the arts often see that the arts serve as a culturebuilder. Involvement or appreciation for music and the arts can help children build individuality, communities, and identity through the understanding of personal taste, interest, and learning aptitudes.

Lifelong GoalsCreate a generation of artistically literate citizens that positively seek artistic experiences and support the arts throughout their lives. Prepare children for a life in a global community and foster an inclusive environment where all can create, prepare, and share through the arts and bring groups together.