Stamford is the cultural center of Fairfield County. A wealth of professional performances including symphony, theater, opera, ballet and internationally recognized artists inspire our community to support ongoing opportunities for our youth.
This cultural atmosphere forges a partnership between our school system and the community. Our goal as music educators is to develop the skills, tools and foundations necessary to have a lifelong appreciation for and participation in the arts.
The Arts have a unique potential for engaging all students. The study of music demands high standards which include analytical and creative thinking, tenacity, discipline, teamwork and commitment. A productive life and career are dependent upon the successful development of these valuable life skills.
Music is essential to the academic experience. A well-designed music education increases student attendance, positive student involvement and graduation percentages. For some students, music presents a first opportunity for learning; for all students, music offers a chance to learn more. Research shows powerful evidence of a cause and effect link between music instruction and academic performance. Furthermore,statistics indicate that students who participate in music earn higher grades and score better on achievement tests.
|Rebecca Chuhta||District Content Leader for Performing Arts|