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 Current Members:

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


Past Committee Members:

  • Denise Abbattista, Moravia Central Schools
  • Erin Ayer, Amherst Central School District
  • Jennifer Davis, Chautauqua Lake High School
  • Mark Fonder, Ithaca College
  • Marc Greene, Ithaca College
  • Nancy Guilfoyle, Rush-Henrietta Central School District
  • Sue Hoffmann, Union Endicott Central School District
  • Craig Knapp, Rocky Point Union Free School District
  • Linda Sullivan, Plattsburgh City School District
  • Marie Sullivan, Retired, Williamsville Central Schools
  • Ann Trombley, Retired, Monticello Central School District




~  Pk-8 General Music Lesson Plan Template

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


~  Resources for culturally responsive pedagogy

Exploring Standards and Instructional Practices through a BEDR lens (a cross-walk)


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



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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