What Are The Steps For Developing A Music Curriculum?

July 19, 2015

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2011Symposium_1_2Today, I will begin a discussion on how to put together a music curriculum using the core arts standards for music. If you haven’t yet done so, you might want to read my recent posts on the four artistic processes, because they are integral to the standards, and will be needed to write a music curriculum. See the archives for July for those four posts.

A well done curriculum guide will describe and explain what students are expected to know and be able to do as a result of instruction, why these things students are expected to know and do are important according to a stated philosophy of music education and overarching goals, and how student learning will be assessed. A well done curriculum will also be flexible enough to allow for experimentation and innovation without abandoning the expectations. Curriculums are necessary in order that students may have a systematic…

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