New York State Music Standards


Standard 1:

Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts

Students will compose original music and perform music written by others.

Standard 2:

Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

Students will use traditional instruments, electronic instruments, and a variety of nontraditional sound sources to create and perform music. Students will identify opportunities to contribute to their communities music institutions. Students will know the vocations and avocations available to them in music.

Standard 3:

Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

Students will respond critically to a variety of music, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

Standard 4:

Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts

Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape music and how music in turn shapes the diverse cultures of past and present society.
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