Music

SOUTH WINDSOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Lopez
Tracy Lopez
K-12 Music Curriculum Program Coordinator
Phone: (860) 291-1292
Email: tlopez@swindsor.k12.ct.us
Janice Wziontko
Administrative Secretary
Phone: (860) 474-1472
 



Music Department 
The South Windsor Public Schools Music Department believes music education is an integral part of educating the whole child and preparing students to participate in an ever-changing global society. The standards-based music curriculum develops artistically literate citizens who can collaborate, communicate and think critically while working toward their true creative potential. Through the study and performance of music, students will also understand and demonstrate the core tenets of the Portrait of a Graduate: Engaged, Socially Conscious, Resilient, and Empowered.

The mission of the music department is to provide each student with:

  The necessary skills to become musically literate
  Opportunities for public performances
  An appreciation for and understanding of the societal, cultural, artistic, and emotional connections we share through music
  An opportunity to develop necessary life skills: self-discipline, empathy, self-expression, resiliency, responsibility, patience, and teamwork
  The desire to be life-long learners who appreciation and encourage music as a means of expression and creativity
  Opportunities for cross-curricular and cross-cultural experiences and learning
  A means to interact with students of other abilities and backgrounds


Click on any of the following links to learn more about the Music Department's curriculum and staff
Link Elementary Music
Link Middle School Music
Link High School Music

 


National Core Arts Anchor Standards

The National Core Arts Standards are focused in a framework that delivers the educational nuance of standards in four artistic processes: Creating, Performing, Responding and Connecting. These standards are designed to guide the delivery of arts education in the classroom with new ways of thinking, learning, and creating. For more detailed information, go to www.nationalartsstandards.org

CONNECTING. Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context

CREATING. Conceiving and developing new ideas and work

PERFORMING. Interpreting and sharing artistic work

RESPONDING. Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning