Demonstration of Kansas Music Teacher Standards
Standard #9 The teacher of music advocates for the school music program in the community at large.
- The teacher understands cognitive, affective, and psychomotor aspects of the functions of music.
- The teacher is aware of the audience-performer-composer interaction.
- The teacher articulates a philosophy of music education.
- The teacher provides musical experiences that enhance students’ intellectual, personal, emotional, social, and career development.
- The teacher acknowledges the unique musical contributions of cultural diversity.
The job of a music educator goes far beyond the classroom. I feel music teachers are really spokesmen and women for the arts. We must educate those who don't understand exactly what music is all about. We must also show the leaders in the school system and community at large that music really matters. This requires music educators to go into the community and promote the music program. Meetings, performances and speeches with men's and women's groups, churches, school boards, and the like are very vital and necessary elements to promoting a music program.
Brochure: This is a beginning band brochure I designed and created. With only minor modifications it can be used for any beginner program. This is one example of how to advocate and recruit for your band program.
Recital Flier: This is a poster that I designed and distributed for my senior recital. Promoting concerts, performances and fund raisers is one way that a music educator can build advocacy for a program.
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