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
  • Marc Greene, Ithaca College
  • Sue Hoffmann, Union Endicott Central School District
  • Craig Knapp, Rocky Point Union Free School District
  • Ann Trombley, Retired, Monticello Central School District
  • Fred Weingarten, Ithaca College

Past Committee Member:

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

Related Links

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

You can find all the standards and related resources here:






Understanding the NCAS

Video Introduction to NCAS (NAfME)

• Crosswalk

• Navigating the NCAS

• Anchor Standards & Components

• Customize Your Own Handbook

• National Core Arts Standards Overview




Curriculum Exemplar(s) for Music

• Programmatic Music

• Performance Preparation

• High School Classroom Music

• Introduction To Quality Tone Production in Beginning Violinists


Curriculum Committee sessions for Winter Conference, 2018


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