Curriculum Committee


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Statement of Purpose

The Curriculum Committee supports the implementation of the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts in all areas of music education. It furnishes guidance and resources so that music educators can provide every student with musical experiences that incorporate these standards.

Curriculum Committee Current Members:

  • Erin Ayer, Amherst Central School District
  • Dr. Mary Carlson, Nazareth College
  • Nikki Cole, Bath-Haverling Central School District
  • Jennifer Davis, Chautauqua Lake High School
  • Craig Knapp, Rocky Point Union Free School District
  • Ann Trombley, Retired, Monticello Central School District
  • Chloe Vanderpoel, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District
  • Fred Weingarten, Ithaca College — Chair
  • Gary West, White Plains Central School District

Past Committee Member:

  • Denise Abbattista, Moravia Central Schools
  • Mark Fonder, Ithaca College
  • Marc Greene, Ithaca College
  • Nancy Guilfoyle, Rush-Henrietta Central School District
  • Sue Hoffmann, Union Endicott Central School District
  • Linda Sullivan, Plattsburgh City School District
  • Marie Sullivan, Retired, Williamsville Central Schools







Welcome to the New York State P12 Learning Standards for the Arts    

You can find all the standards and related resources here:





Understanding the National Core Arts Standards

Video Introduction to NCAS (NAfME)

• Crosswalk

• Navigating the NCAS

• Anchor Standards & Components

• Customize Your Own Handbook

• National Core Arts Standards Overview

     • How to customize your own handbook with the NCAS




Curriculum Exemplar(s) for Music

• Programmatic Music

• Performance Preparation

• Between the Wars: A Living Timeline

• Introduction To Quality Tone Production in Beginning Violinists

         • Identification of Quarter and Paired Eighth notes (new!)








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