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 inclusive curricula that are innovative, relevant, robust, equitable, multi-cultural, and accessible to a diverse population of students.


Curriculum Committee Current Members:

  • Dr. Mary Carlson, Nazareth College
  • Nikki Cole, Bath-Haverling Central School District
  • Jennifer Davis, Chautauqua Lake High School
  • Matt Gayle, Potsdam Central School District
  • Craig Knapp, Rocky Point Union Free School District
  • Dr. Denise Lutter, Retired, Bronxville
  • Ann Trombley, Retired, Monticello Central School District
  • Fred Weingarten, Ithaca College — Chair
  • Gary West, White Plains Central School District

Past Committee Member:

  • Denise Abbattista, Moravia Central Schools
  • Erin Ayer, Amherst Central School District
  • 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




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


Moving Forward — A Conversation to Begin the New School Year (recording link)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021


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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