Music Curriculum Standards and Pacing Guide

Hi all!

I’m currently sitting in a chorus/band summer training institute for teachers and we are discussing music standards, and how to work with them. Some useful websites for planning lessons and exploring standards are:

1., the site for the new Sunshine State  standards, benchmarks, essential learnings, etc. You can search by class, and exporting to PDF or Word may make it more manageable and user-friendly.

2. The Brevard County Pacing Guide, “The Incomplete Curriculum.” This is a pretty intense website that gives goals by semester, year, grade, etc. This may be a bit tough for some of us, but it is useful to analyze where other people are teaching in the country or state.

3. Pinellas County Schools Performing Arts Page: Includes specific key learnings for specific subjects and provides guidelines per grade level such as, “Student is able to assemble and correctly care for their instrument.” (The rubric also fits in well with Marzano!)

4. Center for the Fine Arts.  A page with some general information.

5. Race to the Top Blueprints.


About Lady Fair

Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family. If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music." Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.
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