The MCPS Music Curriculum is provided to students as a means for developing creativity and expressive awareness. Through music education, students gain powerful tools for learning artistic modes of problem-solving, which bring an array of expressive, analytical, and developmental skills to every human situation. Music serves to heighten our rich culture while encouraging self-realization and developing self-discipline.
In addition to extensive creative and recreative opportunities that develop a functional understanding of music, students are also offered experiences in listening, viewing, and structural analysis. This leads to an understanding of historical and cultural development, resulting in aesthetic appreciation.
Our purpose is to foster attitudes, understanding, skills, and enjoyment so each individual’s artistic potential may be developed. In developing their potential, students will realize that lifelong participation in music is a valuable part of a life fully lived.
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