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Music K-12
Music K-12 - Addendums

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Putnam Community School Corporation is to create, through community effort, an inspiring place where all students are able to grow and succeed. (Board Policy #1050)



In order to provide a quality education for every child in Indiana, it is important to provide for all aspects of human growth. The artistic, expressive, and cultural aspects of each child's intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development are vital components of this growth. Research involving the impact of arts education upon mental functions supports the convictions of many educators, parents, and business leaders that the fine arts are essential due to their ability to provide students with the means to think, feel, and understand the world around them in unique ways. Literacy in the arts strengthens a person's participation in society by enhancing problem solving and communication skills as well as fostering self-expression, aesthetic awareness, and multiple points of view. For these reasons, a curriculum in each of the fine arts should be available to all students so that they may become self-directed toward lifelong learning in the arts.

The purpose of each fine arts curriculum is to promote lifelong participation in the arts by developing skilled creators, performers, critics, listeners, and observers of the arts. Students can use the arts as a means of: (1) self-expression and communication, (2) development of critical thinking skills, (3) self-knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and, (4) increasing awareness of the artistic heritage of other cultures, as well as their own.

Students who are proficient in the fine arts grow in their ability to think and learn independently. Their view of the world expands as creative avenues to expression and understanding are developed. Ultimately, the entire community benefits through the creativity, vision, and empathy fostered in the fine arts.

In order for this to happen, students must be immersed in opportunities to learn about the arts, perform and create in one or more of the art forms, and learn to analyze and critique the arts. The goals for students in grades kindergarten through grade twelve (k-12) are to enable each student to do the following:

-    develop one's artistic skills;
-    become confident in one's abilities in the arts;
-    become a creative problem solver;
-    appreciate the value of the arts;
-    communicate through the arts;
-    communicate about the arts;
-    exhibit knowledge of the historical and cultural diversity of the arts; and
-    exhibit knowledge of criticism and aesthetics in the arts.

- Indiana Department of Education


Board Members

The Music Education Curriculum was approved by the North Putnam Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees on March 16, 2006.

Members of the 2005-06 Board of School Trustees include:

Dale McGaughey, President
Carl Blau, Vice-President
Debbie Sillery, Secretary
Patricia Baldwin, Member
Charlie Boller, Member
Jon Buser, Member
Mark Fordice, Member


Credits & Acknowledgements

Members of the Music Education Committee who helped to develop this curriculum include:

Terry Tippin, Chairperson, Assistant Principal, North Putnam High School

Megan Allen, Teacher, Roachdale & Bainbridge Elementary Schools\
Rachel Fox, Teacher/Choir Director, North Putnam Middle/High School
Amanda Grahn, Teacher/Assistant Band Director, North Putnam Middle/High School
David Knott, Teacher/Band Director, North Putnam High School


Murray Pride, Superintendent
Kevin Emsweller, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent


Ordering Information

Music Textbooks
Adopted April 20, 2006
Next Adoption: Spring 2012


Kindergarten. Big Book. Silver Burdett (2005). ISBN: 0-382-36578-X.
Grade 1. Big Book. Silver Burdett (2005). ISBN: 0-382-36579-8.
Grade 2. Making Music. Silver Burdett (2005). ISBN: 0-382-36570-4.
Grade 3. Making Music. Silver Burdett (2005). ISBN: 0-382-36571-2.
Grade 4. Making Music. Silver Burdett (2005). ISBN: 0-382-36572-0.
Grade 5. Making Music. Silver Burdett (2005). ISBN: 0-382-36573-9.

Middle School

Keyboarding. Keyboard Encounters (Modules 1- 6). Yamaho Corp of Amer.

High School

Music Appreciation - Music: The Art of Listening. McGraw - Hill (2003). 00-72885688.
Music Theory - Music: In Theory and Practice. McGraw - Hill (2003). 00-73642673.


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