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Teaching & Learning: Curriculum - Fine Arts


Performing Arts - Instrumental


BENCHMARK: By the end of the course, students will:

  • understand music notation and be able to read music
  • play alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
  • make connections between music and other disciplines
  • be familiar with various styles, forms and genres of music
  • describe and analyze music using appropriate vocabulary
  • understand proper audience protocol
  • recognize the historical and cultural context of music


  • How does the creation of music relate to the human experience?
  • How does performing, creating and responding to music provide a means for artistic growth?
  • How does learning to read and notate music allow students to see what they hear and hear what they see?
  • What is the role of the artist in societies past and present?

Learn more about the Grades 9-12 Instrumental Music curriculum.


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