Value Statements - Goals - Music Making
way to "teach" music is to have students undergo experiences
with and about music itself. The expressive import of music merits
primary emphasis. Without this expression, music has no significant
following are - and should be - the results of successful participation
in any music program:
enable participants to discover their level of musical talent and
provide experiences with and about music to develop these talents.
enable participants to develop their musicianship to the highest
possible level. The goal is to develop the participants=
musicianship and not produce ensemble members who only respond
mindlessly to the cues of a conductor.
enable participants to develop reflective discrimination that
gives them a basis for controlling the aesthetic quality of their
musical lives and makes that quality a matter of reflective choice not
reveal to all participants the richness and breadth of their
induct all participants into a unique system of non-verbal
symbols through which the most noble thoughts and feelings of humans
have been expressed and can be communicated.
engage and develop the imagination of all participants and enable
them to develop these potentialities.
admit all participants to a creative mode by which they can
enrich their lives through expression and respond to the expression of
And in Public School or Church Music Settings ...
prepare students to participate fully in the rites and rituals of
enable all students to develop resources for positive social
students to develop resources for a rewarding life
a means for students to gain and develop self-confidence
a focus for both self and group discipline
a student to part of something
- where the good of the individual is sublimated for the good of the