Performing Arts Focus:
Curriculum Connections:
Language Arts/ Literacy, Social Studies
21st Century Skills Addressed:
Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

What does popular music have to teach us about music and culture? How can we understand what students are listening to as a way to unlock their potential? How can we shape the next generation of ears to have a broader listening palette? The use of modern music in music education can engage students, advance techniques, alter or expand practice, and influence the educational setting.

Learning Goals:

  • Create links between the performing arts and core curriculum standards.
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of modern music in student learning.
  • Use modern music in music education as a tool to engage students, advance technique, alter or expand practice and influence educational setting and experience.
  • Provide and co-create activities for the classroom that integrate Modern Music as a learning tool.