The Visual and Performing Arts Program at the Sterling Community School is based on the premise that every student needs and deserves a high-quality education in the visual and performing arts. The arts are an integral component of the comprehensive curriculum provided to all Sterling Community School students at every grade because they play an essential role in the daily lives of citizens and are essential to the expression of human experience. An understanding and appreciation of the arts, as well as the ability to participate in the arts, are essential attributes of an educated person.
The major components of the Performing Arts program are as follows:
Music Performance: Vocal
Students sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of songs.
Music Performance: Instrumental
Students play, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of instrumental music.
Students improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments.
Students compose and arrange music.
Students read and notate music.
Students listen to, describe and analyze music.
Students evaluate music and music performances.
Students make connections between music, other disciplines and daily life.
History and Cultures
Students understand music in relation to history and culture.