Curriculum Committee

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 provides guidance and resources for curricula that are innovative, relevant, robust, representative, and responsive to a diverse population of students.


Curriculum Committee Members

L. to R.

  • Fred Weingarten, Ithaca College — Chair
  • Deborah Cunningham, Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District
  • Dr. Denise Lutter, Retired, Bronxville
  • Nikki Cole, Bath-Haverling Central School District
  • Gary West, White Plains Central School District
  • Matt Gayle, Potsdam Central School District
  • Dennis Creighton, Shoreham-Wading Central School District



     • Current Projects

                 ~  Pk-8 General Music Lesson Plan Template

                 ~ Submit your lesson idea for inclusion in:  Innovative Instruction for Standards-Based Learning



     • Planning, Instruction, and Assessment


     • Lesson Samples


     • Importance of an Arts Curriculum


     • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


     • Standards


     • Archival Resources



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