Curriculum Committee

Video Tour of the National Core Arts Standards


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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:

  • 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
  • Erin Scudder, Amherst Central 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

Understanding the NCAS

• View a short introductory YouTube by NAfME…this is the link: 

• Crosswalk

• Navigating NCAS

• Anchor Standards & Components

• Crosswalk


National Core Arts Standards Overview

NCAS Poster



Curriculum Exemplar(s) for Music

• Programmatic Music

• Performance Preparation

• High School Classroom Music


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